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1st Global Food Regulatory Science Symposium 2021

4 Day Event: 17 and 20 – 22 November 2021
Hybrid Format – in Person and Virtual | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Symposium will include several workshops that cover various areas of food regulatory scientific disciplines –
i.e. disciplines that underpin food regulatory programs and decisions – in line with the objectives of GFoRSS to support
knowledge dissemination and transfer, as well as, competency enhancement, in the various relevant disciplines, globally.

The Symposium is open to all stakeholders working in areas related to Food Regulatory Science and is free of charge for participants joining Virtually.

Participation in person, is managed through the registration system of the Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC).

Full details of the event can be found here:

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To promote the development of competencies, know-how and knowledge - including scientific, policy analysis - which underpin food regulatory decisions and support the development and implementation of food control systems.


To be the global leader in the generation and dissemination of decisive food regulatory scientific knowledge and competencies that underpin food regulatory decisions and help modernize food control systems internationally.


To achieve our mission and realize our vision, GFoRSS espouses core values promoting transparency, encouraging inclusiveness, upholding collaboration and advocating independence - as guiding principles - in the conduct of its business.

who we are

GFoRSS is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada and hosted by the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (PARERA), a joint endeavor of the Department of Food Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of the Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada.

GFoRSS aims to promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge and competencies related to food regulatory sciences, that is, the sciences underpinning food regulatory decisions as a multi-disciplinary field of food science, including, but not limited to, the application of food risk analysis and associated disciplines, the development of food laws and the assessment of economic impacts of food regulatory measures.

testimonials from our founding members

GFoRSS membership originates from eleven separate nations from around the world, here's what our founding members have to say about the Society:

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Dr. Rashed Al Arfaj
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Prof. Kaushik Banerjee

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Dr. Pamela Byrne
Republic of Ireland

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Prof. Junshi Chen
People's Republic of China

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Dr. Scott Crerar

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Ms. Zeineb El Bouchikhi

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Dr. Yongxiang Fan
People's Republic of China

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Prof. Samuel Godefroy

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Ms. Nuri Gras Rebolledo

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Dr. Wiem Guissouma

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Ms. Joyce Haddad

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Dr. / Prof. Hussein Mansour
Arab Republic of Egypt

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Mr. Greg Paoli

WHAt we do

Our key areas of intervention - from development to implementation - in promoting food regulatory scientific disciplines.

Knowledge Generation and Competency Development

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Knowledge Communication and Transfer

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Support to Education in Food Regulatory Science

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Network Development

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Expanding Horizons

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Meet our team

The GFoRSS team consists of current and former scientists, regulators and professionals working in disciplines related to food regulatory science from food regulatory agencies (at any level of government), non-governmental organizations, service providers and academic institutions.