2011

The articles below reference IFT press releases, IFT events, Food Technology articles, IFT spokespeople, or other experts provided via the IFT Media Relations department.

Peanuts in green beans? Food mix-ups spark odd recalls
MSNBC.com, December 31, 2011
IFT spokesperson, Kantha Shelke is quoted in this article about the recent recall of Winn-Dixie canned green beans due to a can being found with a whole peanut inside. Shelke emphasizes that even a small mistake in the food industry is a serious one.

Avocado for Natural Coloring
Whole Foods Magazine, December 22, 2011
This article covered a Journal of Food Science study about how avocado seeds canpotentially be used as a natural food colorant.

Here Come The Food Trend Lists
National Public Radio, December 6, 2011
IFT blogger Marian Salzman’s predictions from her IFT ePerspective column on food trends for 2012 is included in this article about what foodies are saying will be the hot trends in the coming year.

Near Infinite Possibilities for Food Fraud Need Interdisciplinary Approach
FoodNavigator-USA.com, November 23, 2011
This article covered the Journal of Food Science  study about food fraud.

The Science Of Leftovers: Why They Taste SO Good
Forbes.com, November 23, 2011
IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke was quoted in this Forbes article about why some foods taste better the next day.

Thanksgiving Safety: 7 Tips to Avoid Food-Poisoning Your Guests
MyHeathNewsDaily.com, November 18, 2011
IFT President Roger Clemens is quoted in this article on Thanksgivingfood safety tips.

Trice: My age-defying Granny Smith apples
ChicagoTribune.com, November 14, 2011
IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD answers Chicago Tribune reporter Dawn Turner Trice's questions about food processing and nutrition in this informative article.

Sauce: It's What's for Dinner
Home Goes Strong, November 7, 2011
An article from the September issue of Food Technology magazine was referenced in this piece about the popularity of sauces and their history.

Space Eats: Astronaut journey to Mars requires new age nibbles
ScienceNews.org, November 4, 2011
Maya Cooper, NASA food scientist helps plan new age food for a futuristic space trip to Mars! IFT's Journal of Food Science featured Cooper and her team's work in a recent issue of the magazine.

Pilot projects to explore ways to trace foodborne illness  
Sun-Times.com, November 3, 2011
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), will carry out two new pilot projects that will enhance the agency’s and industry's ability to trace products responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks at the direction of FDA, under an existing FDA contract.

Food safety Q&A
The Delaware News Journal , October 24, 2011
IFT spokespeople Bob Gravani and Donald Schaffner were featured in this Q&A food safety article in the Delaware News Journal. The article uses the recent cantaloupe listeria outbreak as a way to speak about food safety.

Spoiled Food: Can You Trust Your Nose?
Men's Health featured on ABC News, October 22, 2011
IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke was quoted in an Men's Health article featured on ABC News about how to tell when a food has officially "spoiled". The article focuses on the differences between a "sell by" and a "use by" date.

Potatoes: Healthy or harmful to kids?
USA Today, October 18, 2011
IFT spokesperson Mary Ellen Camire was quoted in a USA Today article about how potatoes get a bad rap, but are rich in potassium and other nutrients if cooked in healthy ways.

More Restaurant-Style Foods Offered For Home
ConsumerAffairs.com, October 14, 2011
This piece featured on ConsumerAffairs.com is based on an article in the October issue of Food Technology magazine about how more restaurant-style foods are being created for ready-made meals at home.

IFT will be leading two pilot programs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to test and study various product tracing systems
The purpose of these pilots is to identify methods that will rapidly and effectively trace food products throughout the supply chain so that, during a food-related outbreak, products can be quickly identified and removed from the marketplace, which will ultimately help minimize the number of consumers affected by a contaminated product. Following is a sampling of the articles that featured the announcement.

IFT to lead FDA product tracing pilot studies
FoodNavigator-USA.com, Sept. 13, 2011

FDA Pilot Projects Aid Tracing of Foodborne Ilness Outbreaks
Occupational Health & Safety, Sept. 9, 2011

FSMA Traceability Improvement Kicks Off: FDA partners with IFT to determine most effective food traceback techniques
Food Safety News, Sept. 8, 2011

FDA Begins Pilot Projects to Explore Ways to Trace Sources of Foodborne Illness
FoodIngredientsFirst, Sept. 8, 2011

Foodborne Illness Outbreaks—FDA Says New Pilot Projects Will Aid in the Detection of Products Responsible
Medical News Today, Sept. 8, 2011

FDA Announces Food Tracing Pilot Studies
Labeling News, Sept. 8, 2011

FDA tests food tracking to curb disease
UPI.com, Sept. 7


IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo Coverage
The 2011 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo was held in New Orleans from June 11-14, 2011. The following articles feature IFT scientific sessions, press conferences, press releases and on-site interviews from the conference:

Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many
Yahoo! News (India) July 12, 2011

Over 25% of Our Daily Calories Come from Snacks
Fooducate Blog, June 29, 2011

'Snacking not linked to weight gain'
Yahoo! News (India), June 27, 2011

Snacking a Quarter of Daily Calorie Intake
Progressive Grocer, June 27, 2011

25% of Calories Now Come from Snacks
Yahoo! News (USA), June 25, 2011

Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many
iVillage, June 24, 2011

Is Your Snacking Out of Control?
Prevention, June 24, 2011

Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many
MSN, June 24, 2011

U.S. Is Becoming a Nation of Snackers
WebMD, June 23, 2011

Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier
U.S. News & World Report, June 23, 2011

Evidence Shows Some People Can't Taste Fat
ABC 7 (WLS Affiliate-Chicago), June 23, 2011

Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier
iVillage, June 23, 2011

Can't Taste Fat? You May Have Increased Obesity Risk
Huffington Post, June 23, 2011

Are you eating an extra meal every day?
Examiner.com, June 23, 2011

We may be snacking more, but those extra calories might not be causing obesity
Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2011

'My Plate' - Rounding out the American Diet
Food Safety News, June 22, 2011

Americans eat 580 calories a day in snacks
UPI.com, June 22, 2011

Germany's E. coli Outbreak: A Global Lesson
Food Safety News, June 18, 2011

Whole Grains Are Better, But Refined Grains Aren't Bad
TIMEHealthland.com, June 16, 2011

Scientists Utilize Nanotechnology To Improve Food Safety And Nutrition
Food Online, June 16, 2011

Sam Kass Pushes MyPlate At Food Conference
Obama Foodorama Blog, June 15, 2011

German E. Coli Outbreak May Trigger New Food Regulations, Predicts Researcher
Food Ingredients First, June 15, 2011

Communicating solid science key to busting food myths: IFT president
Food navigator-usa.com, June 15, 2011

New Orleans Today: Sam Kass Explains "MyPlate"
Obama Foodorama Blog, June 13, 2011


Nutrition, Health and Consumer Advocates Applaud the Launch of the New MyPlate Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices
USDA press release, June 3, 2011
IFT Executive Vice President Barbara Byrd Keenan quoted in press release issued by USDA announcing new MyPlate icon for dietary guidelines.

Secret Natural Ingredient: Feel Amazing with Rosemary
Yahoo! Shine, April 29, 2011
A study in the Journal of Food Science that finds rosemary's natural antioxidants may reduce levels of carcinogenic chemicals is included.

Is Stevia a Safe Alternative Sweetener?
Examiner.com, April 26, 2011
This piece is based on article in the April issue of Food Technology magazine about stevia.

Home Cooking and 'Natural' Foods Are Among the Top 10, but Experts Warn of Some Unhealthy Habits
WebMD, April 26, 2011
This WebMD feature is based on Food Technology magazine's April article on the "Top Food Trends for 2011." IFT President Elect Roger Clemens and IFT Spokesperson Kanthe Shelke are both quoted.

From Supernova to Supermarket: How NASA Nutrition Science Can Benefit Consumers
Food Navigator: Nutra-Ingredients USA, April 20, 2011
IFT Spokesperson Michele Perchonok is featured in this exclusive interview along with the March Journal of Food Science study on space food for traveling to Mars, and IFT's video, "The Day in the Life of a NASA Food Scientist."

Foods That Might Be Causing Bad Breath
Huffington Post, April 10, 2011
The Journal of Food Science study that claims drinking milk while consuming garlic can help get rid of garlic breath is cited in this article.

Spring-Clean Your Pantry
Parade.com, April 3, 2011
A Journal of Food Science (JFS) study is cited in this article on Parade.com about how healthy food can spoil quickly or lose their nutritional benefits over time.

Colorless Food? We Blanch
New York Times, April 2, 2011
IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, is quoted in this New York Times article on how the color of food often defines flavor. "Color is such a crucial part of the eating experience that banning dyes would take much of the pleasure out of life," Shelke stated.

Kids' Breakfasts Lack Adequate Nutrients
Yahoo! News India, March, 20, 2011
Yahoo! News India cited a Food Technology magazine article that finds that breakfasts served to children worldwide are often high in sugar and saturated fat and low in dietary fibre.

Does Guinness Travel Well?
A new study in the Journal of Food Science (JFS) provides some limited scientific evidence to support the theory among beer enthusiasts that Guinness actually tastes much better in Ireland than other parts of the world. The following are articles written about the JFS study.

Interview with Daniel Kotz, Lead Author of
Journal of Food Science Guinness Study

Spin South West Radio- Dublin, Ireland, March 18, 2011

Irish Beer Does Not Travel Well
DiscoveryNews, March 17, 2011

Researchers Ask Where is the Best Pint of Guinness?
MyFoxDC.com, March 17, 2011

Researchers Say Guinness More Enjoyable in Ireland
Miller-McCune magazine, March 16, 2011

How to Build a Better Irish Beer
Cosmic Log on MSNBC.com, March 16, 2011

Where to Get the Best Guinness!
MarcusSamuelsson.com, March 16, 2011

Stout of Ireland: Why Guinness Tastes Better on the
Emerald IsleThan Anywhere Else in the World
DailyMail UK, March 7, 2011

Does Guinness Beer Taste Better in Ireland?
ScienceDaily, March 6, 2011

Feast Your Eyes: A Day in the Life of a NASA Space Food Scientist
GOOD online magazine, March 15, 2011
The IFT-produced video, "A Day in the Life of a NASA Space Food Scientist" was featured in the food editor's column of GOOD magazine, who wrote "It's worth a watch for the shots of astronauts chasing chocolate-covered raisins around the space shuttle alone!"

The Truth About Coconut Oil
WebMD Expert Column, March 10, 2010
Roger Clemens, IFT President Elect, was featured in this WebMD Expert Column on the health benefits and concerns of coconut oil.

Food Safety in School Lunch is Critically Important
CBS Chicago, February 23, 2011
CBS Chicago interviewed IFT Spokesperson, Kantha Shelke, on how the recent food safety violations by Chicago schools pose risks to students.

Flavored Milk for Kids: Good or bad? You decide
Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2011
Joy Dubost, IFT Spokesperson, is quoted in the Chicago Tribune saying that serving unflavored milk with the lowest possible fat content is the preferred route to take, but notes it's better to serve flavored milk than none at all because of milk's nutritional value.

The New Dietary Guidelines: Nutritionists React
The Atlantic, February 11, 2011
Marion Nestle compiled a review of nutritionists' reactions to the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines and included the press release issued by IFT. She also featured this column in her blog foodpolitics.com.

Centuries of Protection: Getting Your Garlic on
The Huffington Post, February 9, 2011
The Huffington Post cited a Journal of Food Science (JFS) study in a review of the benefits of garlic. The JFS study suggests drinking a glass of milk after consuming garlic to rid of bad breath.

Eat Up!
CNN Newsroom, February 8, 2011
A CNN Newsroom blog cited a Food Technology magazine article that listed 14 of the healthiest foods.

The 14 Healthiest, Must-Eat Foods to Buy Today
AOL Health's that's fit blog, February 7, 2011
AOL Health's that's fit blog referenced a Food Technology magazine article lists 14 healthiest foods with research-documented health benefits.

Your Next Football Party Could Be Vacuum Fried
Wired.com, February 4, 2011
Wired.com wrote a Super Bowl party snacks article featuring a Journal of Food Science study discussing a new way to use vacuum fryers to make lower fat, more nutritious fried snacks, without sacrificing taste.

All About Cocoa Powder
HealthCastle.com, February 1, 2011
Barry Swanson, IFT Spokesperson, discusses the antioxidant properties in natural cocoa powder with HealthCastle.com.

Colorful Spuds Are Full of Disease-Smashing Antioxidants, Study Shows
Rodale.com, January 6, 2011
IFT Spokesperson Mary Ellen Camire discusses the benefits of potatoes in this Rodale.com article, "the colorful varieties do contain more antioxidants. For example, pink, red, blue, and purple potatoes provide anthocyanins, which are thought to be responsible for the health benefits of many berries."