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Asia Pacific Network for Food Analysis (APFAN)

Asia Pacific Network for Food Analysis (APFAN)

Introduction

The aim of APFAN is to serve the needs of food analysts and thereby to promote food safety and good nutrition.

APFAN was formed at the Third Asian Chemical Congress in Brisbane, Australia in 1989 and Dr J Howard Bradbury became its Coordinator.

 

Directors (2008-2009)

Director: Dr. Pieter Scheelings (Australia)

Adrress: Food Products Section, Queensland Health Scientific Services

Food Products Section

P. O. Box 594, Archerfield, Queensland 4108, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3274 9095

Fax: +61 7 3274 9186

Email: Pieter_Scheelings@health.qld.gov.au

Co-Director: Dr. Julia Kantasubrata (Indonesia)

Address: Research Centre for Chemistry - LIPI

Jalan Cisitu - Sangkuriang, Bandung 40135, Indonesia

Phone: +62-22-2503051, 2503240

Fax: +62-22-2503240

Email: juliakan@indo.net.id

 

Directors (2006-2007)

Director: Dr. Pieter Scheelings (Australia)

Adrress: Food Products Section, Queensland Health Scientific Services Food Products Section

P. O. Box 594, Archerfield, Queensland 4108, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3274 9095

Fax: +61 7 3274 9186

Email: pieter_scheelings@health.qld.gov.au

Co-Director: Dr. Julia Kantasubrata (Indonesia)

Address: Research Centre for Chemistry - LIPI

Jalan Cisitu - Sangkuriang, Bandung 40135, Indonesia

Phone: +62-22-2503051, 2503240

Fax: +62-22-2503240

Email: juliakan@indo.net.id

 

Directors (2004-2005)

 

Directors (2001-2003)

Past directors of APFAN

Note: This page is only valid before Dec. 2001, listed here only for archiving.

Director: Dr Pieter Scheelings

Adrress: Food Products Section, QHSS, P.O.Box  594, Archerfield, Queensland  4108, Australia

FAX:

Email: pieter_scheelings@health.qld.gov.au

Co-Director: Dr Aida Aguinaldo

Address: Food and Nutrition Resrach Institute, Department of Science and technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

FAX: 

Email: trp@fnri.dost.gov.ph

Diretors (2001-2003)

Director: Dr Pieter Scheelings

Adrress: Food Products Section, QHSS, P.O.Box  594, Archerfield, Queensland  4108, Australia

Fax: 

Email: pieter_scheelings@health.qld.gov.au

Co-Director: Dr. Julia Kantasubrata

Address: Research Centre for Chemistry - LIPI, Jalan Cisitu - Sangkuriang, Bandung 40135, Indonesias

Phone: +62-22-2503051, 2503240

Fax: +62-22-2503240

Email: juliakan@indo.net.id

 

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Workshops

The First Asia Pacific Food Analysis Workshop (1AW) was held in 1991 at the Queensland Health Scientific Services (QHSS) Laboratory in Brisbane.

Another workshop was held in 1994 and since then, because of the great demand for courses of this kind, they have been held at intervals of about 16 months.

In November 1997 there was a microbiological hands-on workshop followed by 5AW. There were 22 participants from 10 countries at 6AW, held on May 7-14. 1999. This was very successful. At each workshop, participants learn to carry out in the laboratory one analysis of their choice.

Mr Graham Craven (Assistant Director of QHSS) chaired the Organising Committee of earlier workshops and was assisted by Dr Howard Bradbury. 6AW was chaired by Dr Pieter Scheelings assisted by Dr Howard Bradbury. Altogether, over the six workshops, there have been 115 participants from 14 developing countries.

7AW is planned for July 2000. A First Announcement will be available about September 1999. Major sponsors are the Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
 

Asia Pacific Conferences on Food Analysis

 

APFAN Short Courses and Special Projects

APFAN Short Courses, Special Projects and Newsletter

Short courses of four weeks to six months duration, tailored to the special needs of the individual developing country laboratory may be arranged.

Twenty persons from seven countries have now been trained in food and soil analysis at Australian laboratories.

A special project funded by AusAID to help upgrade food analysis laboratories in Indonesia and developed by Dr Julia Kantasubrata of LIPI, Bandung, supported by QHSS and APFAN was a great success. The first edition of an APFAN Newsletter was produced last year by the Editor, Dr E Siong Tee, Division of Human Nutrition, Institute of Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A second newsletter, now called the APFAN/ASEANFOODS Newsletter, appeared in March 1999. The newsletter will appear twice yearly, dependent on Dr Tee receiving sufficient interesting material from food analysts around the world.

Food Reference Materials

Dr Prapasri Puwastien of Mahidol University Institute of Nutrition, Thailand has developed reference materials for laboratories worldwide that cannot afford to buy expensive reference materials from first world countries.

This is an ASEANFOODS initiative, but since 1994 APFAN has also been able to provide some financial support.

For further information with regard to the range of reference materials available and prices please contact Dr Prapasri as follows:

Dr Prapasri Puwastien

Institute of Nutrition

Mahidol University at Salaya

Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand

Fax: 66-2-441 9344

Email: nuppw@mahidol.ac.th

Dr J Howard Bradbury has developed simple kits that may be used by non-chemists for the analysis of cyanide in cassava and thiocyanate (the breakdown product of cyanide in the body) in urine. The kits are available free of charge to health workers and agriculturalists in developing countries funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Kit A is for determination of total cyanogens in cassava roots.

Kit B is for determination of all forms of cyanogens in cassava products (flour, gari, etc).

Kit C is for preparation of the enzyme linamarase needed in Kits A and B.

Kit D is for determination of thiocyanate and linamarin in urine.

Kit E is for determination of total cyanogens in sorghum leaves.

For further information please contact Dr J Howard Bradbury.
 

Membership and Country Contacts

Food analysts may join APFAN by filling in a one page questionnaire and returning it to Dr Bradbury. There is no joining fee. Current membership is more than 450 persons from 31 different countries of Asia, Pacific and Africa. The Committee of APFAN consists of the Coordinator and Country Contacts.

Country Contacts

Australia: Mr Graham S Craven, Dr Pieter Scheelings, Dr Shawn Somerset

Bangladesh: Mr M.A.Wahed, Ethiopia, Dr Fekadu Beyene

Fiji: Dr William G.L. Aalbersberg

India: Dr Kaushal K Sinha

Indonesia: Dr Julia Kantasubrata, Mrs Sri Sumartini

Malaysia: Dr E-Siong Tee, Dr Aminah Abdullah

Mozambique: Dr Angela Fernandes

Nepal: Dr Tika Karki

New Zealand: Dr David C Woollard

Papua New Guinea: Dr Peter A Sopade

Phillippines: Dr Aida R Aguinaldo, Ms Teresita R Portugal

Singapore:Dr Bosco C Bloodworth, Dr Swee Leng Loke

Sri Lanka: Prof. Upali Samarajeewa

Thailand: Dr Prapasri Puwastien, Mr Adung Silprasert

 

APFAN Linkage Organizations and Funding Agencies

The Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Federation of Asian Chemical Societies

Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)

Asia Oceania Network for Biological Sciences (AONBS)

International Foundation for Science (IFS)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Commonwealth Secretariat

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

The Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED)

International Network of Food Data Systems Project (INFOODS)

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO)/United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

 

Reports

Biennial Report (1997-1999) on Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network (APFAN)

Sixth APFAN Analytical Workshop, Queensland Health Scientific Services,Brisbane,Australia,7-14 May 1999 (Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of APFAN)

Fourth Asia Pacific Food Analysis (APFAN) Conference, Amity Green Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 16-19 November 1998

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