Welcome to the IV International Conference on Fresh-cut Produce (ICFP): Management of Quality and Safety. The conference will be held from August 12 to 15, 2019, in Taian, Shandong Province, China, with an optional post-conference technical tour from August 16 to 17.

The conference is organized under the aegis of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), which has a network that reaches more than 7500 society members as well as many additional professionals worldwide. The proceedings from the conference will be published in Acta Horticulturae, an important resource for scientific and technical literature that is available in both print and digital media. The conference is an excellent opportunity for researchers, technicians, students and industry people to share their knowledge and experience on key issues and emerging technologies relevant to the dynamic and growing fresh-cut produce industry. The main topics will include: Quality & Product Development, Temperature & Atmosphere Management, Facility & Instrument, Food Pathogen & Chemical Hazards Control, and Marketing Status & Future Trends.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Taian, China.

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Call for paper description

The Scientific Committee of the IV International Fresh-cut Conference invites authors to submit abstracts and manuscripts using ROSA - Responsive Online System of International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted in English. Peer-reviewed and accepted manuscripts will be published in Acta Horticluturae.

Be sure to register and pay the fee via the Registration system before submitting your abstracts. The abstracts will be rejected if you have not registered and paid the fee before the deadline of registration. When submitting your abstract, please choose the most appropriate subject area from the following list and mark it at the end of the abstract.

Quality & Product Development

Temperature & Atmosphere Management

Facility & Instrument

Food Pathogen & Chemical Hazards Control

Marketing Status & Future Trends

All accepted abstracts will be included in the E-book of Abstract.


Dates and Deadlines


Call for Abstracts opens

August 31, 2018

Call for Abstracts closes

March 31, 2019

Authors notified of results

April 30, 2019

Registration deadline

May 10, 2019

Manuscript deadline

August 10, 2019




General Requirements:

All abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted online by ROSA. Please format your abstract according to the guide of ROSA.

All presenters, especially keynote and invited speakers, are expected to submit a manuscript, for publication in Acta Horticulturae by August 10, 2019. Details on paper requirements can be found here.

Terms and Conditions

At least one author will be available to make the oral presentation if the abstract is selected for the program. The authors should immediately notify the Secretariat ( ) if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author is changed. Please note that each presenter can only present one oral presentation. The organizers reserve the right to remove a presentation from the program.


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Contact information

  • Ms. Yurong Ma
  • Pro. Qingguo Wang
  • +86 538 8240227

Sponsored By

  • Shandong Agricultural University
    China Horticultural Society Park Products Post-harvest Branch
    National Apple Engineering Technology Research Center

Organized By

  • Shandong Agricultural University