IFT TO HOST FOOD POLICY IMPACT CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C., DECEMBER 1ST

November 28, 2011

WHAT:

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is hosting its first-ever Food Policy Impact Conference in Washington D.C. The conference will bring together professionals in food laws, regulations and policy to learn approaches that will make a tangible impact on the future. Attendees can choose to participate in sessions on either food safety or food labeling and marketing. Please visit the advance program http://bit.ly/sF7ORW for more details.

WHO:

Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods FDA and Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Food Safety at the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will provide key updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act during the opening session. Sessions for both tracks feature a variety of highly-esteemed speakers from:

  • Panera Bread
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission, FTC
  • Leavitt Partners
  • Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Canada
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
  • Association of National Advertisers, Inc.
  • EU, Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs
  • Council for Responsible Nutrition
  • Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

The conference will close with a discussion between Michael Jacobson, Executive Director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Peter Barton Hutt, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP who will discuss the pros and cons of the current health, wellness and safety policies and regulation.

WHEN:

Thursday, December 1st; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (registration opens at 7 a.m.)

WHERE:

Sheraton Crystal City Hotel
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202

CONTACT:  

Registration fee is waived for credentialed media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending IFT Food Policy Impact, please contact Mindy Weinstein at 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org or Stephanie Callahan at 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org. Registration info for attendees can be found here.

Contact Us

Emily Behn

Media Relations Specialist

Phone 312-604-0273
Fax 312.596.5673
Email: ebehn@ift.org