David Patrick Green Chosen as IFT Fellow

May 6, 2010

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David Patrick Green Chosen as IFT Fellow

Chicago, IL- David Patrick Green, Professor and Department Extension Leader, North Carolina State University, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2010 for outstanding contributions in engaging industry, government, and academia worldwide to advance seafood science and technology.

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.

Over the course of his career, Green has been awarded more than 60 contracts and grants valued at more than $3.4 million, published more than 200 research and extension articles, and participated in more than 100 conferences, workshops and short courses. He was responsible for establishing the Trans-Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference, a three-year rotating meeting between the Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference and the West European Fish Technologists Association. His research in molecular techniques to detect and quantify histamine-producing bacteria has attracted international interest to prevent scombrotoxin formation in fish. His commercial demonstration projects have resulted in new techniques in cryogenic freezing and value-added products for the seafood industry.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970. A complete list of Fellows can be found on the IFT Web site at: http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000287