IFT November 2014 Media Update

November 13, 2014

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

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine, and other information from IFT. Copies of articles are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  

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Stephanie Callahan—Media Relations Manager, 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org
Mindy Weinstein—Director of Media Relations, 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org

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TOPICS IN THIS UPDATE:
Food Technology Magazine: Flavor Trends, Improving Heart Health, Tea Time Science
Videos: Thanksgiving Leftovers, Pumpkin Spice
IFT News: Traceability webinar

Consumer News


5 Flavor Trends to Watch in 2015

Over half of Americans consider themselves adventurous eaters and 82 percent are open to trying new flavors (Mintel, 2014). Fortunately, consumers have more varieties of flavors to choose from than ever before and the choices are expanding every day. In the November issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Senior Digital Editor Kelly Hensel writes about the top five flavor trends that flavorists, chefs and trendspotters predict consumers will be seeking out in the coming year.

Read the full press release here
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11 Ways to Improve Heart Health

As the holidays approach, it’s easy to slip into bad eating habits. However, poor diet increases the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor circulation – three major factors that affect overall heart health. In the November issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr writes that adding certain nutrients and foods to the diet may decrease risk for heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.  

Read the full press release here
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Thanksgiving Leftovers
Whether you cook all your food for the week on Sunday or have extra food left at the end of a meal—for many families, leftovers are the key to solving the problem of "what's for dinner." With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, IFT member Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS offers tips about meals a second time around.

Watch the video here

Pumpkin Spice 101
In this fact sheet and video, food scientist Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS answers questions about the science behind a popular fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte. Shelke shares how the drink and the spice mix is made, explains any safety concerns involving the ingredients, and the science behind why we love it so much.

Watch the video here

Trade News

Tea Time Science
When it comes to tea production, the process is far from simple. In the November issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) IFT Fellow Neil H. Mermelstein takes readers through the step-by-step process of how tea is made.

Read the full press release here
Read the full Food Technology article here

IFT News


Webinar: Global Food Traceability Systems: Today and Near Future
Delve into the current state of food traceability systems on a global scale, including regulatory perspectives on the changes currently underway, and then gain insights on what is on the horizon in terms of food safety, defense, and traceability.

View the on-demand webinar for free here

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Emily Behn

Media Relations Specialist

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