Industry News: Virtual event highlighting current trends & views on recent advances in food analysis (RAFA 2021)

21 Oct 2021

RAFA 2021 organizers, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands), are delighted to invite food scientists from academia and industry, representatives of national and international agencies, control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories to attend RAFA 2021, 3-4 November, 2021.

Considering the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic situation, it has been decided not to hold a live RAFA symposium with personal (physical) participation this year. To keep RAFA community together and invite newcomers to join us, we organize an online special event “RAFA Trends & Views”. 

Attending this event is free of charge for all registered participants, the deadline for free registration is November 1, 2021. More details can be found on the RAFA 2021 website at

RAFA history
RAFA has grown since the first edition launched in 2003; it has become a prestigious event attended by up to 800 participants from more than 50 countries worldwide. More than 50 sponsors, exhibitors and media partners have supported RAFA symposia.

RAFA 2021 program highlights
In line with the concept of the previous events, RAFA 2021 symposium will provide an insight into contemporary trends in (BIO)ANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discuss CHALLENGES / NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCT ANALYSIS. Oral program will be composed only of invited lectures presented by distinguished speakers who will open discussion on current trends and their visions. 

It will be accompanied with a series of webinars offered by leading companies. These vendor webinars will provide the opportunity to introduce recent instrumentation and analytical strategies for advanced food quality, safety and authenticity control. Networking and virtual meetings to enable sharing your views on presented topics will be also supported. 

Next RAFA 2022 (live event)
Due to a limited format of this year RAFA, no proposals for oral and/or poster presentations can be accepted. However, RAFA Scientific Committee will give a floor to all interested researchers on occasion of the 10th anniversary RAFA that will be organised as a live event in Prague, in November 2022. The invitation to contribute to the selection of burning topics for a high end program will be launched during spring 2022.

Prof. Jana Hajslova and Prof. Michel Nielen, RAFA 2021 chairs

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