Volume 101 October 2001 Number 2
The Washington DC Section IFT Executive Committee sends its sincerest sympathy to those who lost loved ones during the recent attack on our nation. As we move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and struggle to get back to “business as usual,” we offer the following news and events.
The new IFT 2001-02 President, Philip Nelson, Purdue University, says one of his goals is getting the IFT Council more involved. During a Leadership Conference held in Chicago this summer, Phil reported that he would take an in-depth look at the organization and keep the IFT “customer” top-of-mind. He says IFT will be undergoing a strategic planning process which will carefully examine all IFT “customers” including members, academics, students, suppliers, food companies, regulators, media and lawmakers.
IFT offers recorded technical sessions from the IFT Annual Meeting! Available in CD ROM or through the Internet, the first offering features experts in food safety. A packet of presentations, transcripts and slides are available from the “Food Safety: Current Perspectives” session for $80 for the World Wide Web version, and $100 for CD-ROM. Contact Paul Grassman, for more info: 800-IFT-FOOD, or .
Take the “The Healthy Foods Challenge!” at this year’s Eastern Food Science Conference XII, in Hunt Valley, MD on October 21-23, 2001. Topics at the conference include Flavor Trends in Health Foods, Organic Foods and Healthiness of Low/No Fat and Ultra Fat Diets. For more information visit the IFT web site at and check out the regional meetings page.
Did you know that you could join the Washington, DC Section IFT without full membership at the national-level? Join the section for just $10 and you’ll receive benefits such as regular newsletters and discounts on scientific lectures. Meetings typically feature speakers from academia, trade associations, the food industry and government, including a yearly update from Joseph Levitt, Director, FDA, CFSAN. Encourage your colleagues to join today! Make checks payable to “Washington, DC Section IFT” and mail to Treasurer Mary Murphy, Environ Life Sciences, 4350 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. You can join anytime, but if you’re already a member, annual dues ($10) must be paid by January 1, 2002. Thank you.
The WDC IFT needs you. Our section needs help maintaining and updating the membership/mailing list. If you would like to volunteer to work on this project, or help with meetings and activities, contact Janet Collins, Washington Section Chair, at .
Watch for details about the November meeting when the focus will be “New Technology for Foodborne Pathogens.”
Do you have news or events of interest? Contact Newsletter Editor Dorothea Vafiadis, at 202-659-0074, ext. 163, or email her at .
Three Perspectives on Food Traceability
October 9, 2001
|Where:||The German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Rd., Washington, DC 20007|
Registration 2:30 PM
Program - 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Reception - 4:30 PM
|Welcome:||Dr. Bernd Fischer
Minister of Economics, German Embassy
Free for students and the media
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