Virtual event highlighting current Trends & Views on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD (RAFA 2021)

RAFA 2021 organizers, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands), are delighted to invite food scientists from academia and industry, representatives of national and international agencies, control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories to attend RAFA 2021, 3-4 November 2021.  

RAFA history  
RAFA has grown since the first edition launched in 2003; it has become a prestigious event attended by up to 900 participants from more than 60 countries worldwide. More than 50 sponsors, exhibitors and media partners have supported RAFA symposia (you may visit  

RAFA 2021 program highlights  
In line with the concept of the previous events, RAFA 2021 symposium will provide an insight into contemporary trends in ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discuss CHALLENGES / NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCT ANALYSIS.  

Virtual RAFA 2021  
Considering the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided not to hold a live RAFA symposium with personal (physical) participation this year. To keep RAFA community together and invite newcomers to join us, we organize an online special event “RAFA Trends & Views”. Attending this event will be free of charge for all registered participants.   This year RAFA program will be composed only of invited lectures presented by distinguished speakers who will open discussion on current trends and their visions. In addition, various satellite events such as vendor webinars or focused workshops and seminars, will be also offered to the RAFA 2021 participants. Networking and virtual meetings to enable sharing your views on presented topics will be supported.  

Next RAFA 2022  
Due to a limited format of this year RAFA, no proposals for oral and/or poster presentations can be accepted. However, RAFA Scientific Committee promises to give you a floor on occasion of the 10th anniversary RAFA that will be organised as a live event in Prague, in November 2022. You will be invited to contribute to the selection of burning topics for a high end program.