The process of holding annual conferences started since 2005 and was limited between Japan and Bangladesh. The first annual general meeting of the Bangladesh-Japan Association for Science and Technology (BJAST) was organized by former BJAST chairman Professor Majibur Rahman and Professor Takashi Uemura, and was held at Dhaka in December 27-28, 2005. The BJAST was established with the hope to give a platform of Bangladesh students/researchers studding/working in related fields in Japan. The second BJAST international conference was held at the Kinki University in Nara, Japan in 2007. The third one at the University of Dhaka in 2008, the forth at Nara Advanced Institutes of Science & Technology in 2009 and the fifth annual meeting was held in Dhaka in 2010 and more than 11 Asian countries participants were presented their research work. The past presentations are summarized in two proceedings books published from The Bangladesh Academy Sciences entitled; Food Safety and Hygiene (ISBN: 984-300-001933-4) and Food, Health and Environments (ISBN: 397-984-334982-9). With the increasing participants from other countries in BJAST conferences, the 5th BJAST annual meeting decided to the formation of Asian Food Safety & Security Association (AFSSA). The AFSSA is a non-profitable voluntary organization aiming to provide a solution of food related challenges not for people in Asia but also for ever seven billion people of the world and its main office is located at the CARS (Centre for Advanced Research in Science), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The first AFSSA Conference was held in Osaka on September, 2012 hosted by Osaka Prefecture University, JAPAN. This is the proceedings of 3rd AFSA conferences which was held on September 15-17, 2016 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. The 2nd AFSA conference was held on August 15 – 18, 2014 at Dong Nai University of Technology, Bien Hoa City, Vietnam.