IFT Media Update

April 23, 2012

To: Reporters, Editors, Producers and Bloggers
From: IFT Media Relations

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Journal of Food Science (JFS) and Food Technology magazine, notices of upcoming meetings and webcasts, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.


Top 10 Functional Food Trends
Increased attention to disease risk factors, unhealthy kids, interest in high-protein products, and a demand for real-food solutions are driving the functional foods sector. Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s annual list of the top 10 functional food trends is featured in the April issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. Sloan also presented the trends at IFT’s Wellness 12 conference.

Read the full press release from Wellness 12
Read the full article in Food Technology magazine

Today’s Cookies Are far From Cookie Cutter
Can cookies be good for you? Perhaps if it’s a cookie formulated with innovative ingredients including whole-grain flours, new sweetener alternatives, or healthier fats. In the April 2012 issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Senior Editor Don Pszczola writes about these new cookie varieties.

Read the full press release
Read the full article in Food Technology magazine


New IFT Study Analyzes Use of Recommended Risk Communication Practices
If the U.S. food supply was attacked, would the public know what to do? The answer is dependent upon the risk communications practices of the stakeholders involved.

Read the full press release
Read the abstract in the Journal of Food Science


Institute of Food Technologists Names Allen Foegeding as New Editor-in-Chief of IFT Journals
Daryl Lund to Retire as Editor-in-Chief

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that Allen Foegeding, PhD will be the new Editor-in-Chief of IFT’s monthly peer-reviewed scientific publications. His appointment is effective, May 1, 2012. Foegeding succeeds Daryl Lund, PhD who will retire in May after serving as Editor-in-Chief for the last nine years.

Save the Date:

Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2012
June 25-28, 2012
Las Vegas Convention Center

Each year IFT’s Annual Meeting & Food Expo offers attendees from around the world a chance to learn about the newest trends, products, ingredients, processing technologies, and their potential impact on the food business. At the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, media will have the opportunity to connect with experts from industry, academia, and government who are involved in both the science and the business of food.

Click here for the event page.

Complimentary registration is available for credentialed members of the media.

For registration information, please contact Mindy Weinstein at 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org or Stephanie Callahan at 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org.

About IFT

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit scientific society with individual members engaged in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT champions the use of sound science across the food value chain through the exchange of knowledge, by providing education, and by furthering the advancement of the profession. For more information, please visit ift.org.

© 2012 Institute of Food Technologists

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Jennifer Braner

IFT PR and Media Specialist

Phone: 312.604.0273
Email: jbraner@ift.org