The 2nd GHI World Congress on Global Food Safety and Security is designed to support communication and collaboration that promote new opportunities to improve and ensure that food safety regulations are based on the best available science. The focus of this inaugural congress is food safety and quality assessment via updated and validated assays, including how and when to implement the most suitable chemical, microbiological, genetic toxicological and genomic assays from farm to fork, and how to transfer these technologies to assess food safety accurately.