IFT October 2013 Media Update

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.

October 14, 2013

To: Reporters, Editors, Producers and Bloggers

From: IFT Media Relations

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

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TOPICS IN THIS UPDATE:
Video: Foods About Low Calorie-Sweeteners
Food Technology Magazine: Battling Blood Pressure
Story Ideas: World Food Day

Video: Facts About Low-Calorie Sweeteners
Low-calorie sweeteners (also referred to as alternative sweeteners, non-nutritive sweeteners, intense sweeteners, or sugar substitutes) are used in foods and beverages instead of sugar (sucrose) to provide sweetness without adding a significant amount of calories.

Read the fact sheet here
View the video here

6 Foods That May Help Win the Blood Pressure Battle
In the United States more than 77 million adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, which can cause heart disease and stroke. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine, Contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about six foods that have been shown in studies to have a beneficial effect on lowering blood pressure.

Read the full press release here
Read the Food Technology article here

Story Ideas
The new section in the media update, entitled “story ideas”, will highlight upcoming events, dates, and hot topics in the food news world. IFT has many different resources and experts when it comes to food news, so if you are looking for a specific topic or food expert please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

World Food Day
If you’re planning an article for World Food Day on October 16, 2013, the Institute of Food Technologists has several resources that you may find helpful when writing your stories.

The theme for World Food Day 2013 is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” Food science and technology play a key role in alleviating the current world hunger situation as well as providing enough food for the future. This is why IFT will join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 2013 in an effort to heighten public awareness of the plight of the world’s hungry and malnourished and highlights the potential of food science in solving food issues.

IFT offers the following resources on sustainability:
Video/Audio:

Written Content:

Please let us know if you need additional resources or would like to speak with an IFT expert.

IFT News

IFT on Demand Webcast: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers: FDA and Industry Expert Insights

In collaboration with the FDA, IFT hosted this special webcast on the proposed Rule for Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. FDA is proposing these standards as part of its implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This webcast is the 3rd in an IFT series covering the proposed rules, including what implications may exist, and how these proposed rules may impact the food industry.

On demand access is complimentary for media; please contact Stephanie Callahan, Media Relations Manager, scallahan@ift.org, 312-604-0273 to register.

 

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Contact Us

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