The second conference of « Sécurité et Qualité des produits agroalimentaires – SQUAD » congress will take place in 12, 13 and 14 April 2018 in Tripoli - Lebanon. This event will be a great opportunity to gather national and international scientists to discuss problems and solutions related to food safety issues. The sessions, which include oral and poster presentations, will cover topics of food hazards, the impact of contamination, diagnostic tools and prevention techniques for the control of hazards within the food sector. In particular, the research challenge in Lebanon and the region is to propose appropriate health security strategies to improve upstream production systems and ensure transformation, distribution and restoration steps that can meet safety requirements and consumer expectations. These strategies involve setting up partnerships, networks and pooling of research efforts. It is within this context that SQUAD 2 is of considerable importance in a country and a region where political obstacles significantly delay the development of this sector.
The event will take place in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon and the capital of the northern region, located 85 kilometers from Beirut. This maritime city is full of history and is famous for its ancient souks (markets), its citadel, its oriental pastries, among many other attractions. Tripoli is best known for its welcoming environment and its hospitality, and it is therefore the place of choice to host this gathering. The organizing committee warmly invites you to participate in SQUAD 2 and enjoy the scientific exchanges as well as the friendly environments.