Anthony W. Kotula Honored by IFT

May 18, 2010

Mindy Weinstein

Anthony W. Kotula Honored by IFT

CHICAGO - Anthony W. Kotula, Supervisory Research Food Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (retired) has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Carl R. Fellers Award by the Institute of Food Technologists, a not-for-profit international society with members working in food science, technology and related professions.

The Carl R. Fellers Award was created to honor a member of IFT and Phi Tau Sigma who has brought honor and recognition to the profession of food science and technology through a distinguished career in that profession displaying exemplary leadership, service and communication skills that enhance the effectiveness of all food scientists in serving society. The award will be presented at IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL on July 17th 2010, and includes $3,000 honorarium from Phi Tau Sigma and a plaque from IFT.

Kotula has shown dedication to the food industry by performing and overseeing research encompassing the safety and quality of poultry and red meats.  His research on many occasions has been used as a basis for modifying and promulgating the federal food regulations in use today.  Dr. Kotula has fostered collaborations between the food industry and universities across the U.S. and countries around the world. Anthony worked diligently toward the establishment of a food science program at Florida A&M University.

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.  A complete list of Award Winners can be found on the IFT Web site at