2012

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

Don’t Fear That Expired Food
NPR.com, December 26, 2012
IFT President John Ruff discusses how food companies determine the expiration dates of their products.

Opening the Regulatory Floodgates Two Years After FSMA Passage
FoodQuality.com, December 19, 2012
This article mentions IFT’s traceability pilot projects completed for the FDA.

6 Superfoods You’re Not Eating
Shape.com December 19, 2012
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study emphasizing asparagus as a “superfood.”

The Institute of Food Technologists continues effort to fight the industry’s toughest issues.
GreatAmPack.com, December 19, 2012
This article highlights IFT’s role in solving the industry’s most complex issues and quotes IFT President John Ruff.

Food industry steps up production of gluten-free products
ConsumerAffairs.com, December 17, 2012
This article highlights IFT’s Food Technology magazine article on the evolution of gluten and gluten-free food products.

High antioxidant cookies possible with grape seed extracts, says IFT 
ConfectionaryNews.com, December 17, 2012
This article focuses on a recent Journal of Food Science study about how high antioxidant levels can be achieved in cookies due to the infusion of grape seed extracts.

Mushroom Ice Cream, Anyone? Chefs Turning To Veggies For Dessert
NPR.org, December 7, 2012
This piece quotes Associate Editor, Karen Nachay discussing her recent article in Food Technology magazine about incorporating vegetables into desserts.

NASA food science: We’re 20 years away from foods with extended shelf-lives
FoodNavigator-USA.com, December 5, 2012
IFT Food Science Communicator Michele Perchonok, PhD, discusses the quest to develop food that would survive a five-year mission to Mars and mentions IFT’s Day in the Life video.

Bamboo shoots provide important nutrients
ChicagoTribune.com, December 5, 2012
This article highlights a review of modern bamboo shoot research in the May 2011 issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.

Trend Alert: Veggie-Inspired Desserts!
Shape.com, November 26, 2012
This article highlights a trend piece from Food Technology magazine on vegetables being used in desserts.

Don't bring pathogens home
TimesUnion.com, November 23, 2012
This article highlights food safety tips from IFT’s Food Facts videos on leftovers and bagging groceries.

Food Safety Tips For a Worry-Free Tailgating Party
Health Day Syndicated, November 18, 2012
This article is based off of IFT’s Food Fact sheet on tailgating food safety and mentions IFT spokesperson, Bob Gravani PhD.

More desserts using vegetables 
UPI Syndicated-Smartbrief, November 18, 2012
This article is based off IFT’s press release from a Food Technology article on vegetables in desserts.

Food Safety Tips For a Worry-Free Tailgating Party
DoctorsLounge.com, November 18, 2012
This article is based off of IFT’s Food Fact sheet on tailgating food safety and mentions IFT spokesperson, Bob Gravani PhD.

More desserts using vegetables 
UPI.com, November 18, 2012
This article is based off IFT’s press release from a Food Technology article on vegetables in desserts.

 More desserts using vegetables
BussinessWeek.com, November 18, 2012
This article is based off IFT’s press release from a Food Technology article on vegetables in desserts.

10 Tips for Bagging Groceries—Germ-free!
HealthCommunities.com, November 9, 2012
This article is based off of IFT’s Food Fact sheet and video on safely bagging groceries.

Tailgating This Weekend? Pack These Tips With Your Cooler
MainStreet.com, November 8, 2012
IFT’s Food Facts tailgating fact sheet is highlighted in this article on keeping food safe while enjoying tailgating.

What is Food Fraud?
WomensHealthMag.com, November 6, 2012
This article mentions a recent Journal of Food Science study on food fraud.

Food science: A smorgasbord of opportunity
Nature.com, October 31, 2012
This career article mentions IFT and food science as a career with a multitude of opportunities.

Disney Employee Profile: Spotlight on a Disney Food Scientist
TheWaltDisneyCompany.com, October 29, 2012
IFT’s Day in the Life of a Food Scientist star, Rebecca Skolmutch, discusses her involvement in the IFTSA annual competitions.

Organic Food for Kids: Buy This, Not That
ABCNews.com, October 23, 2012
This article about organic vs non-organic food for children mentions a study from a 2006 issue of the Journal of Food Science.

Excuse Me, Is That Bacon in Your Cocktail?
NPR, October 19, 2012
IFT Spokesperson- Kantha Shelke, PhD explains the chemistry of how bacon can be infused into alcohol.

Trend We Love (and Tried!): Alcohol-Infused Cheese
Self.com, October 17, 2012
IFT is mentioned as a source in this article on alcohol-infused cheese trends.

IFT highlights food scientists’ role in sustainable supply
FoodNavigator.com, October 16, 2012
This article highlights IFT’s new video regarding sustainability—the newest in our “World Without Food Science” video series.  IFT President John Ruff is quoted.

The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it)
EatingWell.com, October 10, 2012
This article quotes IFT spokesperson, Kantha Shelke, PhD on omega-3 fatty acids.

IFT program focuses on sustainability
MeatPoultry.com, October 16, 2012
This article highlights the role IFT played as part of World Food Day and IFT’s “World Without Food Science” campaign is also featured.

World Food Day 2012: Scientists Working To Find Sustainable Solutions to Hunger
FoodIngredientsFirst.com
This article mentions IFT’s role in World Food Day highlighting how food scientists play a role in environmental sustainability and also features IFT’s “World Without Food Science” campaign.

Not all processed foods are bad
Health24.com, October 16, 2012
This article about the positive side of processed foods quotes IFT President John Ruff.

IFT president: Open innovation will do for the food industry what open source computing has done for the IT industry
FoodNavigator-USA.com, October 16, 2012
This article profiles IFT President John Ruff.  IFT’s “World Without Food Science” and “Day in the Life” campaigns are also included.

Salmonella fears grow as recall grows   
NBC-17, October 5, 2012
Food Science Communicator Rene Massengale, PhD, provided the scientific perspective on the peanut butter salmonella outbreak during a Skype interview and is quoted in an online article for the NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C.

Polishing the image of processed food and its packaging
Packaging World Magazine, October, 2012
This article about the how improving the image of processed foods relates to food packaging quotes IFT President- John Ruff.

What's the Bottom Line? Is Red Meat Healthy or Not?
EatingWell.com, September 12, 2012
Journal of Food Science study on how adding rosemary to marinades before grilling may prevent cancer is included in this article.  

Ruff is Ready as the New President of the Institute of Food Technologists
DairyFoods.com, September 5, 2012
This article features the IFT press release on John Ruff’s new role as 2012-2013 IFT President.

The Truth About Agave
WebMD.com, September 19, 2012
This article about agave syrup quotes IFT Food Science Communicator and IFT Past President Roger Clemens.

IFT Launches New Certification Program for Food Scientists
IFT recently launched a new program that provides food scientists an opportunity to obtain a specific credential that recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills these professionals have achieved. The following articles feature pick-up of this release.

FoodProductDesign.com, August 14, 2012

Reuters.com, August 14, 2012

ThePacker.com, August 14, 2012

Manufacturing Close-Up, August 21, 2012

IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo Coverage
The 2012 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo was held in Las Vegas from June 25-28, 2012. The following articles feature IFT scientific sessions, press conferences, press releases and on-site interviews from the conference:

Aging Population Focused on Foods to Preserve Health Now, Treat Conditions Later:
Aging Adults Want Foods to Support Health Now, Treat Conditions Later
FoodProductDesign.com, June 28, 2012

Aging Population Focused on Foods to Preserve Health Now, Treat Conditions Later
EScienceNews.com, June 28, 2012

Skipping Breakfast Can Lead to Unhealthy Habits All Day Long:
A nutritious breakfast is very important

Examiner.com, July 1, 2012

Skip Breakfast? You Will Pay All Day
EveryDayHealth.com, July 2, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on breakfast featured

How Skipping Breakfast Is Bad for Your Waistline
Washingtonian.com, July 2, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on breakfast featured.

Plan Your Diet Around Breakfast
FirstNutritionNews.com, July 11, 2012

Child Obesity Rates Plateau: New Chance for Food Manufacturers to Make an Impact
Childhood obesity rate plateau presents opportunities

FoodBusinessNews.com, June 29, 2012

Natural Food Colorants Present Challenges in Maintaining Food Taste, Quality and Satisfaction
Natural food colorants present challenges

Jerusalem Post, July 7, 2012
 
IFTSA Competitions:
UW-Madison food scientists' recipes win big
TwinCities.com, July 2, 2012
Winning student teams from IFT’s Student Association competitions featured.

In the dough
Blogs.Cornell.edu, July 5, 2012

UPM Students Create Solution For Vitamin A Deficiency Among Kenyan Kids
MyMalaysianNews.com, August 1, 2012

Front-of-Pack Labels Combined With In-Store Promotion Can Lead to Healthier Choices:
Front-of-pack labeling systems may remain varied
BakingBusiness.com, June 29, 2012

Front-of-Pack Labels Combined With In-Store Promotion Can Lead to Healthier …
GroceryStoreReviews.com, June 29, 2012

Front-of-Package Labeling, Store Promos Drive Healthier Choices
FoodPyramid.me, July 3, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on food labeling featured.

Front-of-Pack Labels, In-Store Promotion Can Lead to Healthier Choices
TodaysDietician.com, July 17, 2012

The New Frontier in Food Science: Replicating the Nutrition, Texture and Taste of Meat and Eggs:
The New Generation of Meats?
TheDailyRadish.com, July 27, 2012

Smokin’ Powerhouse Chili Wins Making Healthy School Meals Easy Challenge Competition at 2012 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo:
Z Trim Holdings Wins IFT's "Making Healthy School Meals Easy" Challenge
DallasNews.com, July 16, 2012

World Without Food Science:
Institute Of Food Technologists Kicks Off Campaign to Counter Misconceptions About Food Science
BizJournals.com, June 29, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on IFT’s World without Food Science campaign featured

Food technologists launch campaign tackling consumer prejudice
FoodNavigator.com, June 27, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on IFT’s World Without Food Science campaign featured

Institute Of Food Technologists Kicks Off Campaign To Counter Misconceptions About Food Science
Yahoo.com, June 29, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on IFT’s World Without Food Science campaign featured

Ethnic Foods--Americans Increasingly Desire the Flavor and Health Benefits of Ethnic Foods
Ethnic food often spicier and healthier
UPI.com, June 29, 2012
IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo release on ethnic foods featured

The American Diet in One Chart
MotherJones.com, June 13, 2012
Food Technology magazine article on meal trends included.

UW-Madison Food Science Students Headed to Finals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 1, 2012
IFTSA competition finalist team from University of Wisconsin featured.

10 Healthy Grilling Tips for the Summer
Yahoo.com, June 1, 2012
Article includes research from a 2010 Journal of Food Science study.  

7 most fraudulent foods
FoxNews.com, May 25, 2012
Journal of Food Science article on food fraud featured.

Half in U.S. snack at least twice a day
UPI.com, May 20, 2012
Food Technology magazine article on snacking featured.

Healthy Vending Machines: What Would You Stock In Yours?
HuffingtonPost.com, May 9, 2012
This article about healthy snacks for vending machines includes data from a study presented at IFT’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Cracking The Code: Making Vegan Cheese Taste Cheesier
National Public Radio, April 30, 2012
IFT spokespeople Kantha Shelke and Kristi Crowe discuss the properties of cheese and cheese alternatives in this post on NPR's food blog, "The Salt."

Want to Feel Fuller After Breakfast and Lunch? Toss Some Almonds in Your Cereal
The Atlantic, April 25, 2012
This article mentions the presentation on low-glycemic breakfast foods given at IFT's Wellness 12.

What's really in your food: Surprising facts about additives you should know
Consumer Reports Shop Smart, May Issue, 2012
IFT President Roger Clemens is quoted in this article about food additives.  

Science of Flavor
EHow.com, April 16, 2012
IFT spokespeople Mary Ellen Camire and Kristi Crowe are quoted in this article about the chemistry of cooking.

Sometimes, Food Additives are Pretty Innocuous
National Public Radio (NPR), April 12, 2012
IFT Past President Bob Gravani, PhD discusses food additives on the radio show "Talk of the Nation."

How to Make the Most Important Meal of the Day Even Healthier
Shape Magazine, April 10, 2012
This article about the importance of breakfast highlights IFT’s Wellness 12 conference presentation on low-glycemic foods.

Most Americans don't eat enough beans
UPI.com, April 8, 2012
This article highlights a presentation given by Joanne Slavin, PhD at IFT’s Wellness 12 meeting about how beans, pulses and legumes are a good source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients.

Health Benefits of Chocolate Growing
WebMD, March 29, 2012
This article is about the health benefits of chocolate in moderation and quotes IFT spokeswoman, Renee D. Messengale, PhD.

Popcorn packed with antioxidants, hidden health benefits
USA Today, March 27, 2012
This article quotes IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke's perspective on a new study about the health benefits of popcorn.

Dine Smart: Tweet it before you eat it
USA Today, March 9, 2012 
This article mentions IFT's participation in "What's on My Plate? Day," a social media campaign in conjunction with the USDA.

Genes predict a weakness for fatty foods
SmartPlanet.com, March 23, 2012
This article highlights IFT’s press release onthe Journal of Food Science study on how genes may affect fat intake.

Is pink slime really that bad? 
WBEZ91.5, March 14, 2012
IFT media spokesperson, Kantha Shelke, PhD, is quoted a radio segmentabout the use of “pink slime” in hamburger meat.

Temperature key to keeping produce safe 
UPI.com, March 11, 2012
This article ran a summary of IFT’s video about shopping safely for grocery produce.

Food That Lasts Forever 
Time magazine, March 12, 2012
This cover story features the IFT Scientific Report, "Feeding the World Today and Tomorrow."

Has your food gone rancid? 
Chicago Tribune, March 7, 2012
IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, is quoted in this article about how to know if your food is rancid.

Bread is a big source of Americans’ salt intake, too 
USA Today, March 5, 2012
IFT President Roger Clemens discusses the role of sodium in making bread.  

Research Reveals Effect of Flax on Acceptability of 'Functional' Bagels 
FoodNavigator.com, February 28, 2012
This article covers the Journal of Food Science study about how flax seed affects flavor and acceptability of different kinds of bagels.

Nuts, Beans, and Seeds May Boast Significant Nutrients 
Parkinson.org, February 23, 2012
Parkinson.org adapted this IFT press release on the many health benefits of nuts, beans, and seeds from the February issue of Food Technology magazine.

6 Sweet Facts About Chocolate 
Netscape News, February 21, 2012
This article mentions facts about chocolate production from theFebruary issue of Food Technology magazine.

Fish-infused cheese, anyone? 
Yahoo!, February 20, 2012
This article mentions a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Food Science, about how goat cheese may be successfully infused withfish oil in order to create additional health benefits.

Valentine's Day Chocolate 
LifeGoesStrong.com, February 13, 2012
This article covers a Journal of Food Science study that investigated optimal chocolate storage and quotes IFT Member Nicki Engeseth PhD.

Loving Leftovers 
Chicago Tribune, February 8, 2012
IFT spokesperson Mary Ellen Camire talks about how to food safe and appetizing in this Chicago Tribune article on leftovers.

Just what do food additives add? 
Harvest Public Media, February 2, 2012
IFT Media Spokesperson, Kantha Shelke, PhD discusses how food scientists see additives in food differently than everyday consumers.

Garlic breath? Drink some milk
CNN.com, February 5, 2012
This article features a Journal of Food Science study that found both fat-free and whole milk reduced the smell of garlic breath.

IFT and FAO agree to form food safety partnership
FoodNavigator-USA.com, February 6, 2012
This article covers IFT and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food safety partnership, with the aim of cooperating toward achieving a safe, sufficient, and accessible food supply.

Food fraud – a greater public health risk than traditional safety threats?
FoodProductionDaily.com, January 29, 2012
This article covered the Journal of Food Science study about food fraud.

New opportunities for food marketers as American eating habits shift
FoodNavigator-USA.com, January 27, 2012
This article is based on an article from the January issue of Food Technology magazine titled "What, When and Where America Eats."

Sweetness does not influence food choice or intake, study suggests 
FoodNavigator.com, January 23, 2012
A study from the January issue of Journal of Food Science thatinvestigates how theperceived sweetness of a food or drink does not affect dietary choices or energy intake is included in this edition of FoodNavigator.

Life under the Food Safety Modernization Act: Tracing, tracking and brand protection 
FoodNavigator-USA.com, January 23, 2012
This article about the Food Safety Modernization Act mentions the two traceability pilots IFT is conducting for the FDA.

The Food Safety Modernization Act - One Year Later 
FoodSafetyNews.com, January 20, 2012
This article on the progress of the Food Safety Modernization Act mentions the two traceability pilots IFT is conducting for the FDA.

Antibiotics in Food Animals: FAQ 
WebMD, January 6, 2012
IFT is quoted in this article about the use of antibiotics in food animals.

Produce pilot project focuses on tomatoes 
The Packer, January 5, 2012
This article quotes IFT staff scientist Tejas Bhatt discussing the produce traceability pilot project being conducted for the FDA by IFT.

Wholegrains, new grains, fibre-content all among consumer-preferred trends in US 
AusFoodNews.com.AU, January 3, 2012
This article references A. Elizabeth Sloan’s article in the December issue of Food Technology Magazine on how more Americans are seeking foods made with whole grains.