In 2015, the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) organized the 1st International Conference on Food Contaminants (ICFC 2015), which was held in Lisbon, Portugal. The main goal of this conference was to gather research scientists, health and food professionals, regulatory entities, industry and students that were involved in food safety, especially in the ongoing hot topic of chemical mixtures – Chemical mixtures and impact on human health. The deliberations of this conference were published by INSA (http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/3214).
In 2017, and following an invitation from INSA, the University of Minho organized the ICFC 2017 on July 13 and 14, in Braga, Portugal. This conference, organized in close collaboration with INSA, was focused on another ongoing hot topic concerning climate change and its impact on food safety and human health – Climate changes and food safety: Challenges in the near future. The book of Abstracts was published by the University of Minho (http://hdl.handle.net/10400.18/4882).
These two previous conferences together welcomed more than 120 participants, in a very productive scientific atmosphere, promoting the establishment of scientific networking.
In 2019, INSA is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Food Contaminants (ICFC 2019) in a close collaboration with CESAM, the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies of the University of Aveiro, focused on the topic Challenges on Risk Assessment.