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Psychologist Explains Emotional Appeal is a Crucial Ingredient for a Product's Success

July 20, 2016
Many new food products fail, but that might not be the case if manufacturers better understood the emotions behind consumer choices, says psychologist Herb Meiselman, an expert in the fields of sensory and consumer research. Product developers need to think about how foods make people feel when they’re creating new products, according to Meiselman, a speaker at a July 19 symposium at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
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New Surface Coatings for Food Facilities Hold Promise for Food Safety

July 20, 2016
One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings.So researchers are investigating special new coatings that are more resistant to bacteria and other microbes than the food contact surfaces that are used now, according to a July 17 symposium at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

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The Science Behind Beer and Food Pairings

July 20, 2016
Beer isn’t just for nuts and pretzels anymore. You can now find the perfect brew to accompany your favorite food, whether it’s picnic fare or haute cuisine, according to one of the nation’s top brewmasters. There are even beers that pair well with desserts, says Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster of Blue Moon Brewing Company, a division of MillerCoors. In a July 18 presentation at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Villa offered insight into how to choose a beer to accompany different dishes on the menu.
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Institute of Food Technologists Announces 2015 IFTSA Competition Winners

July 19, 2016
Each year the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) competitions provide student members of IFT the unique opportunity to compete, individually or on teams in several different competition categories. Students have the chance to create a cool new product, network with students from other schools, practice presentation skills, and show off their food science knowledge. The following winners were announced at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago.  (Read more)

New Sensors on Packages Can Detect Spoiled Foods

July 19, 2016
It’s just a matter of time before many different foods have “intelligent packaging,” a term used to describe package features that communicate information such as shelf life, freshness and quality, according to a presentation at a July 18 symposium at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  (Read more)

Processing Boosts Some Foods’ Nutritional Benefits

July 19, 2016
Many consumers in a recent survey agreed that processed foods can reduce costs and improve convenience, but they were unaware that that food technology can increase food safety and boost nutrition, said Roger Clemens, an adjunct professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Southern California and a speaker at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  (Read more)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Food Science Team Named Winner in The Disney-IFTSA Product Development Competition

July 19, 2016
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the winner of the annual Disney Consumer Products—Institute of Food Technologists Students Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition during IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago is University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (Read more)

Innovation Awards Address Clean Label, Sustainability, and Food Safety

July 18, 2016
At a special presentation on Sunday morning at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, IFT Immediate Past President Mary Ellen Camire announced and presented three companies—Bavaria Corporation, CSIRO, and Weber Scientific—with the 2016 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. The winning entries offer solutions to today’s food issues and trends of clean label, sustainability, and food safety.
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Institute of Food Technologists Honors 2016 Achievement Awards Recipients at IFT16

July 18, 2016
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) honored the recipients of the 2016 IFT Achievement Awards Saturday, July 16 at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The IFT Achievement Awards recognize team members or an individual for remarkable contributions in research, applications, and service in the food science and technology industry. (Read more)

Popularity of Healthy Oils, Clean Labels Heats Up

July 18, 2016
Consumers are reaching for healthy oils in the grocery store aisles, and they’re looking for food products with “clean labels,” according to market researcher David Sprinkle at a July 17 symposium at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). (Read more)

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