In 2015, the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) organized the 1st International Conference on Food Contaminants (ICFC 2015), which was held in Lisbon, Portugal. The main goal of this conference was to gather research scientists, health and food professionals, regulatory entities, industry representatives and students that were involved in food safety, especially in the ongoing hot topic of chemical mixtures —Chemical mixtures and impact on human health. The deliberations of this conference were published by INSA ➤.
In 2017, and following an invitation from INSA, the University of Minho organized the ICFC 2017 on the 13th and 14th of July, in Braga, Portugal. This conference, organized in close collaboration with INSA, was focused on another ongoing hot topic concerning climate change and its impact on food safety and human health — Climate changes and food safety: Challenges in the near future. The book of Abstracts was published by University of Minho ➤.
In 2019, and following an invitation from INSA, the University of Aveiro organized the ICFC 2019 on the 26th and 27th of September, in Aveiro, Portugal. This conference, organized in close collaboration with INSA, was focused on another ongoing hot topic — Challenges on risk assessment. The book of Abstracts was published by INSA ➤.
These three previous conferences together welcomed more than 400 participants in a very productive scientific atmosphere, promoting the establishment of scientific networking.