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Registration Now Open for 2014 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

You can now register for 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, taking place June 21–24 in New Orleans, La. Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world to learn about the newest trends, products, ingredients, processing technologies,… Read more

March 5, 2014 1:07 pm Kelly Hensel 4 comments

Keynote Speaker: Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch

Doug Rauch

Join us at the Keynote Session on Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 8:30-10:15 a.m. to hear from IFT leaders, see what’s new at IFT, and be inspired by our keynote speaker, Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s. Doug Rauch, renowned for… Read more

February 25, 2014 4:21 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

2013 IFT Live Articles

Wrap Up: 2013 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

IFT AMFE Chicago

Thanks to our special sponsor: // IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo® July 13–16, Chicago, Ill. Food professionals from all over the globe gathered in Chicago for the IFT 2013 Annual Meeting & Food Expo® July 13–16,… Read more

July 31, 2013 5:00 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Join IFT in New Orleans in 2014

Join IFT in New Orleans

If you thought that this year’s Annual Meeting & Food Expo was exciting, then be sure to join us next year, June 21–24, when we return to New Orleans, La. World-class cuisine, lively music, and warm hospitality make New Orleans one of… Read more

July 16, 2013 3:07 pm Kelly Hensel 8 comments

IFT13 Tops 23,500 Registrants

Opening Day at IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo®

As this year’s IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in Chicago, Ill., draws to a close on Tuesday, July 16, it is obvious from the crowds that roamed the McCormick Place Convention Center and the packed Scientific Sessions that the show was one of… Read more

July 16, 2013 2:52 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Cooking Up Science Recipes

New this year, IFT showcased exhibitors’ products through innovation and cooking demonstrations in our new “Cooking Up Science” Theater—Booth 4748. Each day of the IFT Food Expo, chefs showcased how exhibitor-sponsored ingredients can be… Read more

July 16, 2013 2:48 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

How Changes in Food Aid Saved Millions of Lives

Mark Manary

Food aid has been transformed from an agricultural and political or foreign policy tool to a humanitarian effort over the past 60 years, declared Beacon Lecturer Dr. Mark Manary, who addressed more than 500 students at the Monday evening IFTSA… Read more

July 16, 2013 11:33 am Bob Swientek no comments

CFS Celebrates Inaugural Class at IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

CFS Reception

IFT is committed to ensuring that food science―and food scientists―are both recognized and acknowledged. In doing so, IFT created the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential―a certification program recognizing the applied scientific… Read more

July 16, 2013 11:28 am Kelly Hensel no comments

Call for nominations for the 2014 IFT Leadership Election

The IFT Nominations & Elections Committee strives to put forth the finest leaders in the food science and technology profession, and they’re looking for your input to make that happen. You have an opportunity to nominate yourself or a… Read more

July 16, 2013 10:00 am 1 comment

Preparing for the Unexpected

David Robson

Foresight is the systematic examination of potential threats, opportunities, and likely developments, including those on the periphery of current thinking as well as novel and unexpected issues, persistent problems, and trends. According to David… Read more

July 15, 2013 6:26 pm Toni Tarver no comments

Almonds Offer Variety, Versatility in Formulation

Chef John Csukor

Chef John Csukor, Kor Food Innovation, tantalized the audience at the Cooking Up Science demonstration on the IFT Food Expo (booth 4748) floor Monday morning. As a partner of the Almond Board of California, Csukor is considered the “Almond Ace”… Read more

July 15, 2013 3:39 pm Kelly Hensel 1 comment

IFT Board of Directors Accepts Recommendations of the Section Engagement Advisory Panel

On Friday, July 12, the IFT Board of Directors accepted all of the recommendations of the Section Engagement Advisory Panel.  The recommendations were: IFT should adopt a unified membership model A small work group should be appointed to… Read more

July 15, 2013 2:00 pm no comments

IFT Cares Volunteers to Help Out in Chicago

Chicago Food Depository

IFT members will participate in two activities as part of the annual IFT Cares philanthropic initiative. On Tuesday, immediately after the Food Expo closes, volunteers will head back onto the show floor to collect food donations from the exhibitors…. Read more

July 15, 2013 12:00 pm Mary Ellen Kuhn no comments

European Agency Changes Food-Safety Landscape for the Better

Hubert Deluyker

Reorganization of the European Union’s food safety system and policy was precipitated by food scares, loss of consumer confidence in European food trade, and diminished trust in public authorities, according to speaker Hubert Deluyker of the… Read more

July 14, 2013 7:16 pm Toni Tarver no comments

Career Fair Attracts Students and Companies Alike

Career Center

Twenty companies were on hand to recruit eager students and seasoned professionals at this year’s Career Center Live Career Fair, which took place Sunday, July 14. New this year, students and professionals seeking jobs were invited to participate… Read more

July 14, 2013 5:39 pm Kelly Hensel 2 comments

Keynoter Zakaria Urges Optimistic Approach to Global Challenges

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Speaking to a capacity crowd in the Arie Crown theater Sunday morning, Keynote Session presenter Fareed Zakaria, a best-selling author, CNN host, and expert on international affairs, urged an optimistic approach to solving the world’s… Read more

July 14, 2013 12:48 pm Mary Ellen Kuhn 1 comment

ROHA Rebrands, Expands Natural Colors Product Line

ROHA Logo

ROHA (Booth 3142), a manufacturer of natural and synthetic colors for the food and beverage industry, has announced a corporate reorganization and rebranding initiative designed to streamline service and position the company for future growth at its… Read more

July 14, 2013 12:07 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Have you heard about Food4Thought?

Girls Inc.

By: Robert B. Gravani, Ph.D., CFS The energy here is contagious….from the expansive expo floor, to the scientific programs, it’s a reminder of the important role we play as food scientists. That’s why we’ve launched Feeding Tomorrow’s… Read more

July 14, 2013 11:00 am no comments

Students Take on Chi-Town

Mark Manary

If you are a student and looking for events to connect with your peers you’ve come to the right place. These events not only help you network with industry professionals, but they also provide ways to advance your professional and technical… Read more

July 14, 2013 9:00 am Kelly Hensel no comments

Food Scientists Search for Future Industry Leaders

Lead 360

LEAD 360 is a new global leadership development experience created for emerging food science professionals. This multi-day event kicked off on Saturday and the goal is to identify and invest in a group of talented young professionals from around the… Read more

July 13, 2013 4:26 pm Kelly Hensel 5 comments

Learn More About IFT Initiatives at Town Hall Forum

The atmosphere will be informal, interactive, and definitely informative at the IFT Town Hall Forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, in Room S105abc of McCormick Place. This annual event will provide IFT members with the opportunity to gather… Read more

July 13, 2013 12:45 pm Mary Ellen Kuhn no comments

Hubert Deluyker Joins Beacon Lecturers

Hubert Deluyker

IFT has announced that Hubert Deluyker, Scientific Adviser, European Food Safety Authority, will be the third Beacon Lecturer at this summer’s 2013 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo. Scheduled to speak on July 14, 2013, from 4:00 to 4:45… Read more

July 1, 2013 12:45 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Preview: 2013 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

IFT AMFE Chicago

Thanks to our special sponsor: // IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo® July 13–16, Chicago, Ill. IFT is proud to host the 2013 Annual Meeting & Food Expo on its home turf of Chicago, a vibrantly diverse destination noted… Read more

June 7, 2013 11:00 am Kelly Hensel 1 comment

Stay in the Loop at the Annual Meeting & Food Expo

Accessing and sharing information about the Annual Meeting & Food Expo has never been easier and more convenient. In fact, there’s an app for that! Additionally, the IFT Live show daily is the resource for in-depth coverage of the event,… Read more

June 7, 2013 10:55 am Kelly Hensel 6 comments

New for 2013

From cooking competitions on the show floor, to new short course offerings, the 2013 Annual Meeting & Food Expo® offers some exciting new features for attendees. Live Stream: There’s no substitute for actually being on hand for the Annual… Read more

June 6, 2013 7:21 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Keynote Speaker: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakarja

The Opening General Session is Sponsored by: IFT has just announced that Fareed Zakaria will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session on Sunday, July 14, from 8:30-10:15 a.m. The host of CNN’s international affairs program—Fareed… Read more

April 22, 2013 2:13 pm Kelly Hensel 1 comment

IFT’s Nanoscience Conference Returns

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The IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference is back and better than ever. It will be held July 12–13 at the Hilton Chicago, in Chicago, Ill., just prior to the Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Join expert speakers from around the world and… Read more

March 6, 2013 9:50 am Kelly Hensel 2 comments

Registration Now Open for IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

ChicagoSkyline

You can now register for 2013 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, taking place July 13–16 in Chicago, Ill. Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world to learn about the newest trends, products, ingredients, processing technologies,… Read more

March 6, 2013 6:26 am Kelly Hensel no comments