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SPbPU: Polytechnic University expert talks about new technologies in food safety at conference in Uzbekistan

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Polytechnic University continues to develop cooperation with universities in Uzbekistan. SPbPU participated in the international conference «Food Safety: Global and National Problems». The large-scale event was organized by Polytechnic University’s partner, Samarkand State University. The conference was supported by the Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Uzbekistan and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA).

The conference was attended by scientists, experts, investors, and representatives of international organizations from more than 20 countries. Julia Bazarnova, Director of the Higher School of Biotechnology and Food Production, represented Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Yulia Bazarnova made a report on «New educational technologies in the sphere of food safety».

«The training of new specialists on the educational programs of secondary and higher education in the field of agriculture, food and processing industry, as well as retraining and professional development of engineering staff becomes one of the priority areas,» said the expert of SPbPU. «Considering the relevance of this area of activity, together with Russian and foreign colleagues we have developed an international educational resource ‘Quality control and veterinary and sanitary expertise of food products,’ which is a set of training modules and teaching materials, taking into account the specifics of the agro-industrial complex of the Eurasian Economic Community member states and designed to improve the skills of engineering personnel.»

The international educational resource consists of topical modules, among which are classical microbiological methods of food raw material safety research, radiofrequency identification technologies in research laboratories, instrumental research methods for food safety control, etc.

During the conference, participants discussed the brightest facts and new results of scientific researches, discussed scientific achievements and possibilities of realization of modern perspective directions in the field of food safety. After the speeches of the speakers, the work continued in specific sections: «Important issues and problems of implementing the Concept of food security in Uzbekistan and in the world in the context of the pandemic coronavirus», «Priorities of sustainable use of natural resources in disadvantaged areas», «The importance of using modern bio and agricultural technologies in ensuring food security», «Modern research in nutrition» and «Integration of science, education and production in ensuring food security».