Yao-Wen Huang Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

May 4, 2009

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Yao-Wen Huang Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

Chicago, IL - Yao-Wen Huang, Professor at the University of Georgia, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for conducting innovative food safety and product development research on underutilized food sourcesand for promoting international cooperation and technology transfer to domestic and international food agencies.

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT Member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Fellows Jury for those nominees who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States.

Huang’s creative uses of food materials formerly viewed as underutilized materials include the development of a process that allows rapid conversion of cannonball jellyfish into a highly valued food product, the creation of pasta from sweet potato and soy-fortified peanut chips out of residual peanut meal, from the peanut oil industry.

Huang is a certified academic trainer in HACCP and SSOP, a ServSafe instructor for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, and a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) from the Product Development Management Association (PDMA). Using his skills as a teacher and food safety expert, he has conducted HACCP/SSOP, ServSafe and product development training courses domestically and abroad including Thailand, China, Taiwan, Egypt, and Argentina.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970.


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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.