IFT April 2013 Media Update

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, notices of upcoming meetings and webcasts, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.

April 16, 2013

To:        Reporters, Editors, Producers and Bloggers
From:    IFT Media Relations

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, notices of upcoming meetings and webcasts, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists. 

IFT MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mindy Weinstein—Director of Media Relations, 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org
Stephanie Callahan—Media Relations Specialist, 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org

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TOPICS IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Food Technology Magazine: Top 10 Food Trends for 2013, Top Food Trends for Chocolate
  • Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety: Research Shows Great Promise for Millet Grains
  • Video: What You Need to Know About Egg Safety
  • IFT News: IFT Announces Election Results, Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2013

CONSUMER NEWS

What You Need to Know About Egg Safety
It’s important to practice good food safety when you’re dealing with eggs.  IFT’s new Food Facts video highlights some good egg safety tips to keep in mind the next time you’re buying, storing or cooking eggs.

View the video on egg safety

Top 10 Food Trends for 2013
The April 2013 issue of Food Technology magazine features Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s take on the top 10 food trends for 2013. Sloan gathers data from a multitude of industry resources.

Read the full press release
Read the Food Technology Top 10 Trends article

Top Food Trends for Chocolate
In the April 2013 issue of Food Technology magazine Senior Editor Don Pszczola writes about growing trends related to recent cocoa and chocolate applications research conducted by Innova Market Insights.  

Read the full press release
Read the Food Technology Top Food Trends for Chocolate
View the Food Facts video on chocolate

TRADE NEWS

Research Shows Great Promise for Millet Grains
Climate change, water scarcity, increasing world population, and rising food prices are only some of the socioeconomic factors that threaten agriculture and food security worldwide, especially for disadvantaged populations that live in arid and sub-arid regions. In the May issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), researchers looked into how millet grains serve as a major food component for millions of people in these countries, as well as for people with special diet needs and those seeking foods high in nutrients.

Read the full press release
Read the abstract in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 

IFT NEWS

IFT Announces Election Results
IFT recently announced the new President-Elect as Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS. For over 13 years Camire has served as an IFT spokesperson to educate the public about food science. Camire is a professor of food science at the University of Maine and has served as a panelist on U.S. Department of Agriculture competitive grant panels. Camire has expertise in the fields of functional foods, diet and health, product development, sensory evaluation, and herbs and botanicals.

Martin Cole, PhD, Anne Goldman, Dallas Hoover, PhD, and Cathy Kapica, PhD were elected to the IFT Board of Directors; Martha Rhodes Roberts, PhD, Lu Ann Williams, and Raymond Winger, PhD were elected as IFT Elections Committee members.

All individuals will take office on September 1, 2013.

Visit www.ift.org/election for bios of the newly elected officers

Save The Date

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2013
July 13-16, 2013
McCormick Place South, Chicago

Each year IFT’s Annual Meeting & Food Expo offers attendees from around the world a chance to learn about the newest trends, products, ingredients, processing technologies, and their potential impact on the food business. At the 2013 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, media will have the opportunity to connect with experts from industry, academia, and government who are involved in both the science and the business of food.

Beacon Lecturers:
Mark J. Manary, M.D., Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics, and Director, Global Harvest Alliance, Joint Venture between St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis, and Donald Danforth Plant Science Ctr

  • Dr. Manary will discuss the benefits of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) and how it can be applied to a multitude of food aid situations.

David W. Robson, Head of Energy and Environmental Foresight, Scottish Government, UK

  • Robson will discuss the demand for resources over the next 20 years as the world’s population approaches 8 billion.

Access further details about the Bacon Lecturers
Access the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo official website.

Complimentary registration is available for credentialed members of the media.

For registration information, please contact Mindy Weinstein at 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org or Stephanie Callahan at 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org.


 

 

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Mindy Weinstein

Director, Media Relations

Phone 312.604.0231
Fax 312.596.5631
Email: mweinstein@ift.org 

Stephanie Callahan

Media Relations Manager

Phone 312-604-0273
Fax 312.596.5631
Email: scallahan@ift.org