|-----| ANNOUNCEMENT |-----| SAVE THE NEW DATE! NFTS 2021 POSTPONED TO 9-10 MARCH 2021. The National Food and Technology Seminar, which was scheduled for 14-15 April 2020, taking place in Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, has been rescheduled to 9-10 March 2021. In case you have registered for NFTS 2020 in last April: - All registration remain valid for the new dates in 9-10 March 2021 -If you are not able to attend at the new dates, please let us know by e-mail (nfts@mardi.gov.my). We will inform you about the refund procedure. .|-----| NEW : CALL FOR ORAL PAPER |-----| Deadline for abstract : 8 February 2021 |-----|



Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Malaysia, the organiser of NFTS 2020 have decided to make changes to the details of the event for everyone's safety and benefits. The new details of the seminar are as below:

  • Venue: Online/ Virtual (previously in Everly Hotel, Putrajaya)
  • Fee: RM200 (reduced from previous fees which is RM750)
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 8 February 2021
  • Deadline for registration and payment: 9 March 2021


In today's market, food companies are constantly introducing new products to remain competitive. The trend of health and wellness is at the forefront of consumer behaviour, with purchasing power being driver by a more educated and well-informed market. Food industries are thus innovating to produce healthier alternative products aligned to consumer's needs.

New technological innovations have made it possible to deliver foods with health benefits that are scientifically proven to the consumers. Many of such products have been designed to meet spesific requirements for specific health groups such as elderly, sportsmen, women, men, children etc., ensuring that each group will have optimum nutrients for their health. Product development is the lifeline of the food industry, from fine tuning an established product range to developing completely new products. It is, however, a process filled with risk if not done in a systematic manner.

With the theme 'Innovative Food for Specific Health Groups', this upcoming National Food Technology Seminar 2020 (NFTS 2020) will highlight product development know how, techniques for scientific validation, new technologies, regulatory and research guidelines for food innovation targeted for health and wellness as well as sharing of commercialisation success stories. The NFTS 2020 platform will also enable new business and networking opportunities. This seminar will consist of oral and poster presentations.


  • Highlight current trends and new developments in functional food for specific health groups
  • Share experiences and knowledge from various sectors to improve functional food development capabilities
  • Act as platform to enhance and strengthen linkages between government agencies, institutions of higher learning, non-govermental     organisations and the food industry players

WHO SHOULD ATTEND                

  • Product developers                                       
  • Researchers                                                       
  • Students                                                              
  • Policy makers                                                   
  • NGOs 
  • Food Technologist
  • Entrepreneurs                                             
  • Academicians                                               
  • Nutritionists                                                   
  • Extension agents                                         






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