IFT provides each section with the current “IFT Jobs Available Bulletin,” which lists a variety of positions currently being advertised. IFT policy prohibits providing the listings electronically, but we are happy to fax or email the information. If you would like to receive a copy of this bulletin, please email the Employment Chair, Yaguang Luo, at LuoY@ba.ars.usda.gov.
you have information or ideas that you would like to contribute to the DC
Section IFT Newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Editor, Jennifer Burnham,
In the spring of each year, members of the Washington, DC Section IFT
judge regional high school science fairs. Volunteer judges from our section
evaluate food science and technology related projects to promote the field of
food science and to reward students who have chosen to conduct food science
experiments. Winners of each fair are given awards and are invited to our
section’s May meeting to present their projects and to network with our
consider volunteering your time to be a judge at one of this year’s science
fairs. Several judges are needed for the following:
It is not too early to start making your plans to attend this year’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, from July 16-20, 2005. Visit http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000501 for more details. Hope to see you there!
The Washington, DC Section IFT and the
Society for Nutrition Education, Metro DC Affiliate
Nutrition Facts box has appeared on most food labels in the United States since
1994. The label provides consumers
with information on the amount of energy and select nutrients per food serving,
as well as the percent of a “Daily Value”, a set of reference values for
total daily nutrient intakes based primarily on the 1968 Recommended Dietary
Allowances. Since 1997, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy
of Sciences has released Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for nutrients that
provide reference values for nutrient needs by life stage group.
The Daily Values used on the current food label, therefore, do not
necessarily reflect our most current understanding of nutritional needs.
Effort is underway to revise the Daily Value reference data used in
nutrition labeling to reflect the current DRIs.
this session, we will hear an overview of the report prepared by an Institute of
Medicine committee in which recommendations for the use of the DRIs in nutrition
labeling and fortification are presented, a summary of current activities at FDA
regarding revision of the food label to reflect the DRIs, and perspective from
the food industry on the potential impact on a revised food label on the
Registration 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
FMI – 655 15th St NW
is requested by Tuesday, February 22, and encouraged to prevent your delay at
the building security desk.
Send your RSVP to Mary Murphy,
Chair of DC-IFT, at email@example.com.
Please include name, affiliation, and telephone number and indicate DC-IFT/SNE
You may also fax your registration information to Ms. Murphy at
CFSAN 2005 Regulatory Update
Robert E. Brackett, PhD,
Director, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
|When:||Tuesday, March 22, 2005|
|2:30 - 3:00 PM||Registration|
The FDA/ Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is
located directly across the street from the College Park Metro Station on the Green Line. The College Park
station is the next to the last stop on the Green Line in the direction
From Baltimore and Points
Take I-95 South to Washington. Take
the exit for I-95/495
South to Richmond.
Take exit 23, Kenilworth Avenue
(follow the sign that says Bladensburg NOT towards Greenbelt).
Travel approximately 2 1/4 miles on Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South) and
turn right on Paint Branch Parkway (You will see a sign
for the College Park Airport).Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto River Road at the intersection of River Road and
Paint Branch Parkway. The FDA building is located at the intersection of River
Road and Paint Branch Parkway.
Drive past the building (the College Park Metro stop is directly
across the street from our building on the right hand side) to the guard
house on the left for the entrance to the parking lot. Turn
left into the FDA parking lot and stop at the guard house.
Tell the guard that you are here for a meeting and who you are to meet
with. Proceed forward and park in the visitor parking lot on
Driving Via I-495 Eastbound
Take the beltway I-495 to exit
23, Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South). Stay to the right
through the ramp and then merge left onto Kenilworth Avenue (follow
the sign that says Bladensburg NOT towards Greenbelt). Travel
approximately 2 1/4 miles on Kenilworth Avenue (MD-201 South) and turn right
on Paint Branch Parkway (You will see a sign for the College
Travel approximately 0.5 miles and turn left onto River
Road at the intersection of River Road and Paint Branch
Parkway. The FDA building is located at the
intersection of River Road and Paint Branch Parkway. (See
last paragraph above for parking.)
Traveling from Crystal City and Points South of Washington, DC
395 N.Exit at South Capitol St. and merge to the left (get into the
Follow signs for DC 295
(go under the bridge and merge into the right hand lane for DC 295 N).
DC 295 N becomes BW Parkway. Exit
at East-West Hwy (410).Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and get into
the far right hand lane. Travel approx. 1 mile and turn right onto Kenilworth Ave. (201). Travel approx. 1 1/4
miles and turn left onto Paint Branch Pkwy.
Travel approx. 0.5 miles and turn left onto River
Road at the intersection of River Road and Paint Branch Parkway.
The FDA building is located at the intersection of River Road and Paint
Branch Parkway. (See last paragraph above for parking.)
Advance registration is required.
There is no fee for this meeting.
Be sure to bring a government issued photo ID.
Send RSVP with the following information to:
Robyn Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Fax: (301) 436-2657
Car Make & Model ___________________________________
Licence Number: ___________________________
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