2013

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

The UAE scientist who ensures your food is safe to eat
GulfNews.com, December 28, 2013
This article is about the first certified food scientist in the United Arab Emirates and highlights IFT’s certified food science program.

Oregano oil keeps sunflower seeds fresh longer
Natural News, December 27, 2013
This article highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about how oregano may be able to keep sunflower seeds fresh longer.

Tips for avoiding a holiday hangover
Mother Nature Network, December 22, 2013
The article offers some tips that may help you avoid a hangover and mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how asparagus may help.

Antimicrobial option offered by pecan shell extracts for preventing listeria in organic meats
Medical News Today, December 22, 2013
This article highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about how pecan shell extracts may prevent listeria in organic meats. 

The 10 Best Resolutions to Make This Year
Yahoo! Shine, December 19, 2013
This article about positive changes you can make to your health in the new year includes a study from Wellness 13 about breakfast from IFT.

History of Ethnic Foods in the United States
Hispanic Business, December 13, 2013
This article about ethnic foods in the United States is based off a review from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by IFT. 

Natural antimicrobials for Listeria? Yes, we (Pe)can
Food Quality News, December 13, 2013
This article highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about how organic pecan shells may be used for listeria prevention in organic meats.

How To Prevent Listeria In Organic Meat
Science 2.0, December 17, 2013
This article highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about how organic pecan shells may be used for listeria prevention in organic meats.

Can Silicon Valley Make Fake Meat and Eggs That Don't Suck?
Mother Jones, December 2, 2013
This article about the future of food quotes IFT spokesperson Herb Stone and highlights Beyond Meat, a company profiled in IFT’s Day in the Life video series.

Energy drinks under the microscope at 'myth-busting’ IFT webinar: How much caffeine are we really consuming, and is it safe?
Food Navigator, November 26, 2013
This article summarizes IFT’s recent webcast on caffeine.

The Science Behind a Delicious Thanksgiving and the Ensuing Food Coma
Food Manufacturing, November 25, 2013
This article highlights the food science of Thanksgiving from a fact sheet and video on IFT’s Food Facts web page.

And The New Superfood Is...
Prevention.com, November 2013
This article highlights a recent study in the Journal of Food Science about the nutritional benefits of the buffaloberry.

Sriracha Showdown, Cutlery Choices
Chemical & Engineering News, November 18, 2013
This article about sriracha quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke about how the sauce’s spicy ingredients make it so pungent.

3 attempts by food companies to court millennials
The Week, November 19, 2013
This article about the ways food companies are trying to appeal to millennials references an article from Food Technology magazine about what kinds of snacks millennials enjoy.

Ask Dr. Peeke: How Can I Stay Slim In The Face Of Constant Temptation?
Prevention, November, 2013
This question and answer session about how to make good choices in the face of temptation quotes an IFT press release about how foodies count calories.

Global Food Traceability Center Gains More Sponsors
Food Logistics, November 8, 2013
This article about IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center highlights its two newest sponsors, Wegman's Food Markets and the National Center for Food Protection and Defense.


The following articles quote IFT President Janet E. Collins and several other IFT spokespeople in light of FDA’s recent announcement about banning foods containing trans-fats. In addition to the below articles, IFT was also mentioned on dozens of radio and TV show broadcasts including Good Morning America.

FDA Moves To Phase Out Remaining Trans Fats In Food Supply
NPR, November 7, 2013

7 Foods That Won’t Be the Same If Trans Fats Are Banned
Time Magazine, November 7, 2013

FDA moves to take trans fat out of food
USA Today, November 7, 2013

Trans fat fallout: Will food taste worse?
Politico, November 7, 2013

Trans Fats in Food Headed for Ban After FDA Deems Unsafe
Bloomberg Business Week, November 8, 2013

Battle Over Trans Fats Close to End as FDA Deems Additive Unsafe
Washington Post, November 8, 2013


Food tracing a growing concern for global food supply
UPI.com, November 3, 2013
This article about the growing need for food product tracing quotes IFT consultant Brian Sterling about IFT’s new global food traceability center and how it will help both consumers and business.

Oregon's Food Innovation Legacy
Portland Monthly Magazine, November 1, 2013
This article about some of consumers favorite foods like veggie burgers and tater tots were developed by some of Oregon’s brightest food science and technology minds and quotes IFT member Linda Wechsler.

5 Easy ways to trick your body into losing weight
All4Women, October 28, 2013
This article about weight loss mentions a study about snacking presented at IFT’s annual meeting in July, 2013.

Healthy Food Kids Will Eat
Dr. Weil.com, October 28, 2013
This news blurb mentions a Journal of Food Science study about the health benefits of raisins.

Have Pumpkin Products Jumped The Shark?
Here and Now, October 23, 2013
IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke stars in this audio recording about the popularity of pumpkin flavored items during the fall season.

New Global Food Traceability Center to Unite Stakeholders
FoodQuality.com, October 8, 2013
This article about IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center quotes IFT staff member, Will Fisher, IFT vice president of science and policy initiatives.

Eat This Now: Heirloom Beans
Time.com, September 27, 2013
This article quotes IFT Spokepserson Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS in regards to the nutritional components of heirloom beans.

Have it the Healthier Way: Burger King Reveals Low-Fat Satisfries
Time.com, September 24, 2013
This story on Burger King’s new healthier fry formula quotes IFT spokesperson and president-elect Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS.

Mold in food: Here is what you need to know
USA Today, September 14, 2013
This article about molds in foods quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, Phd, CFS.

Sodium and the Condiment Conundrum
Philly.com, September 14, 2013
This article about sodium consumption quotes IFT spokesperson Barry Swanson, PhD about the sensory aspects of sodium.

Kitchen Herb Could Help Clean Water
Men’s Fitness, September 2013
This article about how cilantro could help water purification also lists the herbs positive properties based off a Journal of Food Science article.

Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind
Newsday, September 12, 2013
This article about safely packing school lunches quotes IFT Spokesperson Don Schaffner on tips to packing a safer school lunch.

there it is: New test for exotic civet coffee
USA Today, September 7, 2013
This article about exotic civet coffee quotes IFT spokesperson Stanley Segall about his scientific opinion of recent studies on this type of coffee.

Janet Collins Is New Institute of Food Technologists President
FoodProcessing.com, September 3, 2013
This article highlights IFT’s new President for the 2013-2014 term, Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS.

The Knife and Fork Show -- The Forgotten Part of FSMA
Knife and Fork Show, September 2, 2013
This YouTube video episode about food science hosted by Food Chemical News interviews IFT spokesperson Jennifer McEntire, Phd and IFT staff member, Tejas Bhatt on food traceability.

Is Coke's 127-year-old recipe the same? Not quite
Associated Press, August 26, 2013
This article about the myth behind Coca Cola’s unchanging secret recipe quotes IFT President John Ruff.

Entrepreneurs use rats to find tasty ingredients
Philly.com, August 27, 2013
This article about using rats as new flavor taste-testers features IFT spokesperson, Herbert Stone’s food science perspective opinion on the new way flavors are being tested.

Sweet and Savory Snacking Grows Due to Eating Between Meals
Food Ingredients First, August 20, 2013
This article focuses on an article from Food Technology magazine about the growth of sweet and savory snacks in the marketplace.

Struggling Mainers Brace for Cuts in Food Stamps
Maine Pubic Broadcasting Network, August 15, 2013
This radio broadcast quotes IFT spokesperson, Mary Ellen Camire about stretching the food supply in Maine due to food stamp cuts.

What Your Frozen Broccoli is Missing
Prevention.com, August 12, 2013
This article about the nutrient differences between fresh and frozen broccoli references a Journal of Food Science study about the topic.

It’s All Greek to Me
Philly.com, August 12, 2013
This article about Greek yogurt mentions refers to a survey covered in an issue of Food Technology magazine on dairy trends.

How to maximize the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli
CTV News, August 7, 2013
This article about the cancer-fighting benefits of broccoli is based on a study from the Journal of Food Science

MH's post-holiday detox risotto
MensHealth.com, August 10, 2013
This article with a recipe for risotto mentions a Journal of Food Science study about the detoxifying effects of asparagus.

Food Fraud: Honey and Other Commonly Mislabeled Foods
Yahoo.com, July 20, 2013
This article about food fraud is based off an article published in the Journal of Food Science.

Farmers market chickens could carry more bacteria, study finds
LA Times, July 16, 2013
This article about handling poultry safely highlights a study from the Journal of Food Science about chicken from farmers markets.

IAFP 2013: Interview on Food Traceability with Tejas Bhatt, Manager of Food Safety Programs at IFT
Food Safety News, August 12, 2013
This video interview about food traceability features IFT Food Safety Programs Manager Tejas Bhatt.

Eating Grapes Can Lead To A Healthier You
RedOrbit.com, August 5, 2013
This article mentions a recent Journal of Food Science study on how grapes and grape products may lead to a healthier diet.

Green smoothies: Full of health benefits or hype?
USA Today, August 3, 2013
This article about green smoothies quotes IFT spokesperson, Kristi Crowe on how to get more vegetables into your diet.


IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo Coverage
The 2013 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo was held in Chicago from July 13-16, 2013. The following articles feature IFT scientific sessions, press conferences, press releases and on-site interviews from the conference:

Monitoring Nutrient Intake Can Help Vegetarian Athletes Stay Competitive

New Technologies and Ingredients Provide Better Options for Gluten-Free Eating

  • Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth
    FoodNavigator-USA.com, July 22, 2013
    This article highlights a study presented at IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo about the growth of the gluten-free market and how ingredients and technologies have improved the taste of products.

Personality May Predict If You Like Spicy Foods

Habits, Not Cravings, Drive Food Choice During Times of Stress

Vitamins and Minerals Can Boost Energy and Enhance Mood

An “Explosion of Human Talent” in the New Global Economy: Key to Feeding a Growing World Population

Spicing Up Food Can Make Up for Missing Fat

  • The Easiest Way to Slash Your Fat Intake
    Women’s Health, July 26, 2013
    This article highlights a study presented at IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo on how adding spices to low-fat meals can make them taste just as good as the full-fat version and aid in weight loss.
  • Spice Up Your Food to Make Up for Missing Fat
    YouBeauty, August 5, 2013
    This article describes how adding spices to meals can help lower overall calorie intake based on a study presented at the IFT 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Institute of Food Technologists Launches Global Food Traceability Center

New Program Encourages Students to Explore Food Science Careers

  • Malaysians’ HIV food supplement takes Chicago prize
    Mymedicnews.com, August 2, 2013
    This article features the student team who won this year’s International Food Technology Competition at IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo with an instant fish soup designed for people with HIV.

General Show Coverage


Eat Breakfast, Already!

Prevention Magazine, July 2013
This article about the importance of breakfast quotes IFT spokesperson, Kantha Shelke PhD about the benefit of eating some nuts in the morning.

Foods that work better together
Fox News, July 13, 2013
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how green tea and citrus juices can increase the body’s antioxidant uptake.

Eat This Now: Okra
Time Magazine, July 22, 2013
This article about the benefits of eating okra quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke PhD.

Rosemary, garlic, onions, and Asian spices may cut down grilled meat carcinogens (Video)
Examiner.com, July 3, 2013
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how marinating meat may cut down on cancer-causing particles.

Jamaican scientist makes history in food science
Go-Jamaica.com. July 7, 2013
This article is about the first officially certified food scientist in Jamaica and the whole Caribbean.  

Raisins may lower food intake, help prevent diabetes
UPI.com, June 28, 2013
This article highlights several studies published in a Journal of Food Science supplement about the benefits of raisins.

What to Eat Now: Kohlrabi
Time Magazine, June 26, 2013
This article on the healthful properties of the vegetable kohlrabi quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD, about how eating kohlrabi may prevent cancer.

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Bad Breath
Mom’s Every Day, June 16, 2013
This article about getting rid of bad breath references a Journal of Food Science article about how drinking milk can reduce garlic breath.

IFT Hits the Windy City
Whole Foods Magazine, June 17, 2013
This article shares upcoming highlights from IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.

American’s throw away 90 pounds of food a year
Fresno Bee, June 16, 2013
This article about food waste quotes IFT Spokesperson Jennifer McEntire, PhD about expiration dates.

9 Easy Ways to Clean up Your Diet
Fitsugar.com, June 17, 2013
This article about healthy eating quotes IFT Spokesperson Mary Ellen Camire choosing favorite foods while still eating healthy.

5 Fresh Ways to Deal with Garlic Breath
June 2013, Readers Digest

This article on how to remedy garlic breath mentions a Journal of Food Science study, and quotes IFT Spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD about how drinking milk can neutralize garlic odors.

IFT’s Traceability Pilot Projects: Should All Food Be Treated Equally?
June/July 2013, FoodQuality.com
This article highlights the food traceability pilots IFT conducted for the FDA and quotes IFT Spokesperson, Jennifer McEntire about the project.

Color-scape
BeverageWorld.com, June 6, 2013
This article highlights several beverage companies that will be exhibiting at IFT’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.

Looking Upstream: Seafood Traceability in a Global Economy
Food Safety News, May 30, 2013
This article on seafood traceability in a global economy mentions IFT’s traceability pilot study with tomatoes and a frozen Kung Pao-style dish.

Grilling this Memorial Day? Here is a warning!
This article mentions a study in the Journal of Food Science about how marinated steaks reduced carcinogens after grilling.

Stevia: Too Good to Be True?
Experience Life, May 2013
This article about the rise of stevia and its potential impact on health quotes IFT spokesperson, Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD.

The Challenges and Advantages of Farm-to-Fork Traceability
Food Safety News, May 13, 2013
This article about the challenges and advantages of traceability includes IFT’s traceability report.

Second Time’s the Charm
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2013
This article all about the science of leftovers quotes IFT spokesperson, Kantha Shelke PhD and sites IFT as a source for the story. (Chicago Tribune digitalPLUS story)

Milk to Reduce Garlic Odor

Jerusalem Post, April 13, 2012
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study on how milk can reduce garlic breath.

Resolve To Eat More Expired Food
SimplyGreen.com, April 10, 2013
This article mentions an NPR broadcast about expired food that featured IFT President, John Ruff.

6 Sweet Facts About Chocolate
Netscape.com, April 3, 2013
This article that lists several facts about chocolate quotes IFT as a source.

FDA Extends Comment Period on Traceability Report
FoodSafetyNews.com, April 3, 2013
IFT’s traceability report is featured in this article.

Get more from your fruit: Eat the peel
Omaha.com, April 1, 2013
IFT spokesperson Kristi Crowe, PhD, RD, LD is quoted in this article about the nutritional value of the fruit peel.

Fish-oil fortified nutrition bars with omega-3 fatty acids: Lower triglycerides?
Examiner.com, March 31, 2013
This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about the benefits of nutrition bars fortified with fish oil.

Food for Thought: Cranberries as the rising star in blood sugar management
The National, April 1, 2013This article mentions a Journal of Food Science study about how drinking unsweetened cranberry juice helped type 2 diabetics to avoid a significant rise in blood sugar.

Good Foods for Bad Moods
Men’s Health Singapore, March 26, 2013
A Journal of Food Science study about cheese is mentioned in this article about foods that can boost your mood.

Easter Dinner Menu Ideas for Special Diets
LifeGoesStrong.com, March 26, 2013
This article mentions several tips from IFT about serving dinner to guests with special diet needs.

The Power of the Pickleback
WSJ.com, February 28, 2013
This article discusses the popularity of a new alcoholic drink that uses pickle juice as a chaser and quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke PhD about the chemical reactions happening within the beverage.

Bitter sweet taste preferences may increase risk of metabolic syndrome
DenverPost.com, February 19, 2013
This article highlights a recent study in the Journal of Food Science about how taste sensitivity may impact dietary intake.

Can Your Sweet Tooth Give You Heart Disease?
Men’s Health, February 20, 2013
This article about how taste preference could potentially predict future risk of heart disease and diabetes stems from a new study in the Journal of Food Science.

How to Serve Aphrodisiac Foods
US News and World Report, February 8, 2013
This article features IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke, PhD explaining how aphrodisiac foods work.

Kids who eat breakfast every day score higher on IQ tests, study finds
New York Daily times, February 7, 2013
This article highlights a study on breakfast highlighted at IFT’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

PepsiCo To Pull Brominated Vegetable Oil Out Of Gatorade
Chemical and Engineering News, February 4, 2013
This article talks about PepsiCo’s decision to take brominated vegetable oil out of Gatorade and quotes IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke.

A World Without Food Science
The Intrepid Culinologist, February 1, 2013
This article highlights all the cool aspects of the food science industry and mentions IFT’s World Without Food Science video series.

The Hard Facts
BakingBusiness.com, February 1, 2013
IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke PhD, is interviewed in this article about mineral nutrients and the role they play in human nutrition.

A World Without Food Science
The Intrepid Culinologist, February 1, 2013
This article highlights all the cool aspects of the food science industry and mentions IFT’s World Without Food Science video series.

The Hard Facts
BakingBusiness.com, February 1, 2013
IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke PhD, is interviewed in this article about mineral nutrients and the role they play in human nutrition.

What Food Made You Sick?
DaytonDailyNews.com, January 29, 2012
This article quotes IFT spokesperson, Don Schaffner, PhD, regarding a new CDC report on the number of foodborne illness incidents.

Brain Foods: Foods that can help you to be smarter
Nutrition4Women.net, January 28, 2013
This piece highlights a recent Food Technology Magazine article about six foods and ingredients that can be incorporated into a person’s diet to boost memory.

FDA, Institute of Food Technologists host FSMA webcasts
ThePacker.com, January 21, 2013
This article features information on the FSMA webcast series hosted by IFT in partnership with FDA.

The following article is slated to run in hundreds of local weekly newspapers.
Packing, eating and reheating: Food safety from the store to the table
The Observer-Dispatch, January 20, 2012
This article references IFT’s Food Facts videos on packing, eating and reheating meals.

Eating Asparagus May Prevent a Hangover
The following articles are a sample of the hundreds of media outlets that featured a Journal of Food Science study that found amino acids and minerals in asparagus extract may alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins. 

Internet and Print:

Broadcast:

  • KCBS-CBS, Los Angeles, CBS 2 News at 5:00pm, January 1, 2013
  • KYW-CBS, Philadelphia, Eyewitness News, January 1, 2013
  • WBZ-CBS, Boston, WBZ News, January 1, 2013
  • WNYW-FOX, New York, Good Day New York, December 31, 2012
  • WGN-CW, Chicago, WGN Morning News, December 28, 2012

Know how to store and reheat food safely
Orange County Register, January 4, 2013
This article highlights IFT’s Food Facts content on how to properly store and reheat foods safely.


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