TEHRAN, IRAN — The 1st Symposium on Human, Food and Health (HFH),  held Lahijan, Iran,  focused on human health aimed at bringing scientific and research circles and executive authorities in the food industry closer together. Experts, researchers and producers active in the food industry attended the conference organized by the Nadi Food Industries.

The keynote speaker was Keramatollah Rezaei, a professor at Tehran University.

“Such foods not only serve their preliminary and basic purpose, but have additional function in the nutrition domain beyond simply functioning as foodstuffs,” Rezaei said. “These foods not only prevent, but also cure some diseases.”
The following were the focus at the symposium:
• The role of foodstuffs in health
• The role of grains and seeds in healthy nutrition
• The role of flour products in healthy nutrition
• The role of new technologies in improving the quality of packaged food products
• The importance of food industry brands in maintaining sustainable development

The event sought to highlight that the concept of “human” is associated with “health,” which plays a determining role in the growth and formation of sustainable development in the food industry in Iran. The participants also turned the spotlight on the social responsibility of producers and authorities in the food industry as one of the key duties they should fulfill.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Nadi Food Industry unveiled Shapka and Tobachi brands. Shapka produces different types of cake and soft flour products. Six products hit the shelves across Iran at the same time that the symposium was under way. Tobachi will produce various kinds of snacks.