|-----| 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 |-----|


The technical programme will comprise of four sessions. Distinguished speakers who are experts in various sectors of the specific health groups and functional food industries will be invited to present papers on the various topics. The tentative papers are:


Keynote :

  • Overview of the functional food market and industry: A growing trend in Malaysia
    (Speaker: Tapsir Serin, MARDI)
  • Natural phytochemicals and antioxidants in food for inflammation and diabetes management (Speakers: Dr. Puspo Edi Giriwono, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia)

Session 1: Development of functional products / ingredients

  • Development of probiotics lactic acid bacteria for healthier aging
    (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Liong Min Tze, USM)
  • Development of cocos emulsion for young generation
    (Speaker: Dr. Koh Soo Peng, MARDI)
  • Food that can enhance children immune system
    (Speaker: Dr. Masita Arip, IMR)
  • The right food for the right sport
    (Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty, UiTM)

 Session 2: Analysis / New technique for scientific validation

  • Medicinal benefits of honey and bee products for male reproductive system
    (Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahaneen Mohamad, USM)
  • Nutritional profiles of 50 meal replacement recipes for body weight reduction interventional program among civil servants (MyBFF@Work)
    (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Wan Rosli Wan Ishak, USM)
  • Potential health properties of bioactive compounds in germinated brown rice for osteoporosis
    (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Maznah Ismail, IBS.UPM)
  • Nutrigenomics: Its role in developing health-based products
    (Speaker: Dr. Sanimah Simoh, MARDI)

Session 3: Guideline / Registration of functional food products

  • Nutritional guidelines for specific groups in Malaysia
    (Speaker: Zalma Abdul Razak, MOH)
  • An overview of food/drug classification policy in Malaysia
    (Speaker: Chew Ee Teen, NPRA)
  • Human clinical trial guidelines for functional products
    (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Suzana Shahar, UKM)

 Session 4: Commercialisation and business opportunities infunctional food market

  • The business of functional food and herbal products
    (Speaker: Dr. Nik Ismail Nik Daud, Bioalpha Holdings Berhad)
  • Success story of DASTO
    (Speaker: Dr. Aishah Tul Radziah Lebai Hussin, Dr. Aishah Solution Sdn. Bhd)



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