Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS AT THE 37TH NATIONAL NIFST DAY CELEBRATION HELD AT ENUGU AND IN OTHER CHAPTERS OF NIFST THROUGHOUT NIGERIA ON JUNE 6, 2013

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS AT THE 37TH NATIONAL NIFST DAY CELEBRATION HELD AT ENUGU AND IN OTHER CHAPTERS OF NIFST THROUGHOUT NIGERIA ON JUNE 6, 2013

It is my special pleasure to welcome you all on behalf of the Governing Council and the entire membership of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) to the 2013 NIFST DAY CELEBRATION symposium organized to celebrate the 37th anniversary of NIFST also referred to as NIFST DAY or Founders Day. The Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) is an independent non-profit making body representing food professionals drawn from the Academia and Research; Industry and Trade, Government and Policy making within Nigeria and beyond. Founded in 1976, the Institute’s membership has grown to well over 8,000 members. NIFST membership also extends beyond the shores of Nigeria with members resident in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Ghana, etc. NIFST is governed by a Governing Council which formulates policy and pilots the affairs of the Institute. The Governing Council is made up of principal officers elected at Annual General Meetings (AGM), Chapter Chairmen drawn from all Chapters across Nigeria, and Chairmen of various committees constituted for specific assignments. The Institute’s affairs are run from its National Secretariat ...

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM ON CASSAVA BREAD

COMMUNIQUE OF THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM ON CASSAVA BREAD

At the One Day National Cassava Stakeholder’s Forum on High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) Inclusion Composite Flour Production in Nigeria Organized by the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) on Thursday 14th March, 2013 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja. The Event was attended by the Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Stakeholders Drawn from Academia, Research, Industry, Farmers and Various Government Agencies. The Following Observations and Recommendations were made: OBSERVATIONS 1. This policy of Cassava inclusion by past Governments has been going on since the 70’s and there is a greater need to make it work NOW! 2. There is need for collaboration among Stakeholders for sharing information and building on their achievements. 3. There is need to get the economic viability of the Cassava related projects right from the onset to ensure its success 4. The technical requirements for the processing of high Cassava Bread with high inclusion of HQCF needs to be implemented among grassroots Bakers for the nationwide spread of the Nigerian type Bread with high Cassava content to be successful 5. The rising Wheat importation with huge ...

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DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SAFETY IN NIGERIA – R.O. Olawale

DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SAFETY IN NIGERIA - R.O. Olawale

Introduction Deciding whether a particular food is safe or hazardous is difficult. Food has the potential to be both. Food can never be proven to be entirely safe or entirely hazardous but                                                                                                                  -    it is possible to prove that it is hazardous to some degree, under certain conditions. Therefore, while demanding completely safe food appears to be unrealistic, it is possible to have food in which potential hazards have been reduced. Food Safety: Definition   What do we mean by safe food? What is food? What is safety? Health hazard free; Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination and food borne illnesses Food can be contaminated in many different ways.  Some food products may already contain bacteria or parasites. The germs can be spread during the packaging ...

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Borehole Good Practice – Michael Ophie Oluku (Hydrogeologist)

Borehole Good Practice - Michael Ophie Oluku (Hydrogeologist)

Borehole construction It’s not just a hole in the ground! Main elements of a borehole Dynamic system that is an interaction between natural processes and man-made systems Forced change in the hydraulic gradient due to pumping Extent of this change depends on rock properties (permeability, porosity) and pumping rate Imposes local changes in flow direction in the aquifer Increases flow towards the borehole Water removed from storage in the ground Causes mixing of waters May influence other abstractions and change flow direction between surface water and groundwater   Borehole headworks What are the basic requirements? Balance risk with obtaining sufficient water Eliminate risks associated with: Surface water flow down borehole Perched water flow down borehole Cross unit contamination Design must ensure only desired water enters the borehole Holds aquifer particles out of borehole Design, operation and maintenance copes with potential problems such as encrustation, bio-fouling and corrosion May influence other abstractions and change flow direction between surface water and groundwater Download the full presentation here: {filelink=3}

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LAGOS CHAPTER OF THE NIFST Proposal To Reposition the Chapter

Who we are….. ¨NIFST is the largest collection of Food Professionals in Africa. Membership in excess of 6,000. ¨Members are employed in diverse fields- academia, industry, research, regulatory, government and allied professions ¨Lagos chapter is one of 10 chapters of NIFST ¨Chapter membership strength is >1,600  as listed in NIFST Directory i.e. 1 of every 4 NIFSTers is from the Lagos Chapter. ¨Chapter is delineated into 10 Zones with coordinators ¨Divergent Different expertise Different beliefs Different approach Different cultures Different priorities Different set of values ¨And goes on…. But at the end we all have one vision........... Download the full presentation here: {filelink=4}

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Vacancy: SOL Nigeria

SOL Nigeria is looking to recruit 150 Sales Executives/ BETA Friend Staff Profile: Age- 18- 35 years Qualification- SSCE and OND holders. Proximity - staff should reside close to the Continue reading→

Vacancies in a Consulting – 09Jan14

There are current vacancies in a consulting firm in Lagos, are you interested or know someone who is interested: Vacancies: 1. A business development manager with 10 years experince, 5 yrs must Continue reading→

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FOOD WE EAT MIGHT CONTROL OUR GENES

“You are what you eat.” The old adage has for decades weighed on the minds of consumers who fret over responsible food choices. Yet what if it Continue Reading→

Starting And Sustaining A Small Business – Mr. Ekudayo

—Starting your own business is a huge step to take and likely to herald a major change in the direction of your life —Some businesses have the Continue Reading→

LAGOS CHAPTER OF THE NIFST Proposal To Reposition the Chapter

Who we are….. ¨NIFST is the largest collection of Food Professionals in Africa. Membership in excess of 6,000. ¨Members are employed in Continue Reading→

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