IFT Comments


IFT Meets with USDA Regarding the 2018 Farm Bill and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

December 5, 2017
IFT met with the Senior USDA Policy staff from the Office of Secretary Perdue to discuss IFT’s policy recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization and to emphasize the need for food scientists and technologists on the future Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.  (Read more)

IFT Comments on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

November 28, 2017
IFT provided oral testimony at the USDA listening session on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, urging the agency to include at least one food scientist and technologist in the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.  (Read more)

IFT comments on FDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative

November 16, 2017
IFT provided written comments to the Food and Drug Administration, outlining IFT resources on biotechnology, which may be of value to address specific questions posed by the FDA and for developing a comprehensive framework for consumer education on agricultural biotechnology. (Read more)

Policy Recommendations on the 2018 Farm Bill Research Title

October 20, 2017
IFT, as part of a broader coalition of 63 agriculture, food, and nutrition focused organizations and universities submitted a joint letter to the Congress, outlining 10 specific policy recommendations designed to strengthen the 2018 Farm Bill Research Title. (Read more)

IFT Comments on the Use of the Term 'Healthy' in the Labeling of Human Food Products

April 26, 2017
IFT provided written comments to specific questions posed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the “Use of the term 'Healthy' in the Labeling of Human Food Products.”  (Read more)

IFT Comments on the Process of Developing Future Editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

January 10, 2017
IFT provided oral testimony at the third meeting on the review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans held by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine on January 10. (Read more)

IFT comments on FDA’s draft voluntary guidance on sodium

November 30, 2016
IFT submitted written comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Processed, Packaged, and Prepared Foods; Draft Guidance for Industry.”  (Read more)

IFT Comments on the Review of the Process to Update the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

October 26, 2016
IFT provided written comments to the National Academies and the Dietary Guidelines Review Committee.  (Read more)

IFT Comments on the Use of the Term “Natural” in the Labeling of Human Food Products

May 6, 2016
IFT provided written comments to specific questions posed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the “Use of the term “natural” in the labeling of human food products.” IFT suggested that to reduce or prevent consumer confusion and misinterpretation of the term “natural” on food packages, the FDA should consider either clearly defining or prohibiting the use of the term “natural” on food labels.  (Read more)

IFT Comments on the Process of Developing Future Editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 19, 2016
IFT provided oral comments at the listening session to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The purpose of the listening session was to receive input from stakeholders on the process of developing future editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. IFT addressed the need for a food scientist and technologists on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and urged USDA to ensure that food scientist(s) and technologist(s) are part of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in the future. (Read more)