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Fish in Your Ice Cream?
There's no better way to beat the summer heat than to enjoy a frozen treat. Recently, Health Canada approved ice structuring protein type III for use in ice cream, ice milk, and sherbet. Using this protein will enable finer control of ice crystal size and resulting texture in frozen products.

Ice structuring proteins are naturally occurring, and come from a variety of sources. The type III variety was originally isolated from Zoarces americanus, a type of fish that lives in the sub-freezing waters of Antarctica. Using biotechnology tools, the genes that code for this protein were identified and transferred to yeast for commercial-scale production of the protein. It's one of hundreds of processing aids that food biotechnology has made available to food processors.

The next time you take a delicious lick from a creamy ice cream cone, think about the fish you have to thank for it!
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Nominations for IFT President-Elect and the IFT Board of Directors Open
The call for nominations for IFT President-Elect and the IFT Board of Directors is open. 

As an IFT Fellow, you have each made extraordinary contributions to the field of food science and technology. We encourage you to participate in the election process by nominating yourself, or nominating a colleague, for IFT President-Elect or the IFT Board of Directors. 

All nominees who complete the required information will be considered by the Nominations & Elections Committee. To be eligible to be considered as a candidate, the nominee must be a Professional Member of IFT. 

In order to meet scheduling demands, the deadline to submit nominations for IFT President-Elect or the IFT Board of Directors has been shifted slightly to 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The nomination form is available online.

Please take this opportunity to play a key role in the growth of your professional organization. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McCohen, staff coordinator for the Nominations & Elections Committee at kmccohen@ift.org.

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Kara
Link to Food Engineering Webcast and Evaluation

Note: You will be asked to enter your name, company (you can enter anything) and email address. This is just a safety page to make sure you are not a computer hacker. Make sure you have the most recent versions of your video player's plugins to view the video. To increase the size of the video, use the "Toggle Full Screen" button in the lower right corner.

If you are having trouble getting the webcast to play or are seeing an orange traffic cone image, make sure you have the most current plugin downloaded for your media player. You may also want to clear your cache and cookies, reopen your browser, and try the link again.

Link to 4-question webcast/speaker evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FoodEngineering 

Please complete the evaluation and mini-test by the end of the day on Friday, August 1st.

Don't forget to prepare questions for our final, 90 minute review webcast on Thursday, July 31st at 12:00 CDT. Most of our faculty, as well as Luis Espinoza, will be joining us. Register for the review webcast here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/457649342
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Nominations for IFT President-Elect and the IFT Board of Directors Open

The call for nominations for IFT President-Elect and theIFT Board of Directors is open.

As an IFT Past President, you each have an excellentunderstanding of the IFT Board of Directors work and the skills necessary toserve in these leadership positions. We encourage you to review your network of IFT membersand thoughtfully consider nominating a colleague for IFT President-Elect or theIFT Board of Directors.

All nomineeswho complete the required information will be considered by the Nominations& Elections Committee. To be eligible to be considered as a candidate, thenominee must be a ProfessionalMember of IFT.

In order tomeet scheduling demands, the deadline to submit nominations for IFT President-Elect or the IFT Board of Directors hasbeen shifted slightly to 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The nomination form is availableonline.

Please take this opportunity to play a key role in the growth of IFT. If you have any questions, pleasecontact me at kmccohen@ift.org.

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Kelly
Nominations for IFT President-Elect and the IFT Board of Directors Open

The call fornominations for IFT President-Elect and the IFT Board of Directors is open.

 

We encourageyou to participate in the election process by nominating yourself or acolleague for IFT President-Elect or the IFT Board of Directors.

 

All nominees who complete the requiredinformation will be considered by the Nominations & Elections Committee. Tobe eligible to be considered as a candidate, the nominee must be a ProfessionalMember of IFT.

Inorder to meet scheduling demands, the deadline to submit nominations for IFT President-Elect orthe IFT Board of Directors has been shifted slightly to 5:00 p.m. CDT onTuesday, September 16, 2014. The nominationform is available online.

Please take thisopportunity to play a key role in the growth of your professional organization.If you have anyquestions, please let me know.

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