Food Preservation Technologies Working Group


Tatiana Koutchma, PhD

Anet Režek Jambrak, PhD


The mission of the Preservation Technologies Working Group is to collect and make available information about existing international regulations on novel thermal and non-thermal technologies, exchange and summarize knowledge and to set up of database of applications in industry worldwide in order to accelerate and clarify the path for the approval/validation of new processes. It is envisioned that WG recommendations will lead to harmonization of relevant international requirements.

Activities & Objectives

The WG will:

  • Collect information about existing international regulations on new processing technologies through experts and other food professionals
  • Analyse main issues (via online surveys) that must be addressed through science that supports regulations in order to accelerate commercialization
  • Develop guidelines for validation of new technologies to demonstrate product and process safety
  • Ensure knowledge transfer through publications and participation in conferences and working groups


  • Tatiana Koutchma, Canada
  • Anet Režek Jambrak, Croatia
  • Hosahalli Ramaswamy, Canada
  • Bala Balasubramaniam, USA
  • George Katsaros, Greece
  • Heidi Kotilainen, Switzerland
  • Gustavo Victor Barbosa-Canovas, USA


Dates, times and locations to be announced.

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