Anna Resurreccion Honored by Institute of Food Technologists

May 4, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Anna Resurreccion Honored by Institute of Food Technologists

Chicago, IL - Anna V.A. Resurreccion, Professor at the University of Georgia, has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Bor S. Luh International Award by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit international society with 20,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions.

The Bor S. Luh International Award is given yearly to an IFT member or an institution whose outstanding efforts result in one or more of the following: (1) international exchange of ideas in the field of food technology; (2) better international understanding in the field of food technology; and/or (3) practical successful transfer of food technology to an economically depressed area in a developing or developed nation. The award will be presented at IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Anaheim, CA on June 6th 2009, and includes $3,000 honorarium and a plaque from the Bor S. Luh Endowment Fund of the IFT Foundation.

Resurreccion led a team of professionals from academia, government, and industry in developing a process to eliminate a potent carcinogen, aflatoxin, from peanut products. This technology was implemented in the Philippines, as well as in Thailand, through the Peanut Industry Incubator Model created by Resurreccion, for commercialization of food products and processes in developing countries, globally. 

Using this Peanut Industry Incubator Model, Resurreccion created partnerships between research institutions and private industry to develop and commercialize products such as vitamin A-fortified peanut butter to address severe vitamin A deficiencies in people living in the Philippines.

IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance the food science industry and to help ensure safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world.  To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. This program grants awards, fellowships, and prizes for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 14 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program.


###

 

About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit www.ift.org.