Washington DC Section
Official Newsletter of the Washington DC Section
Volume 9, Number 1 - September 1997
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Codex - DC IFT'S October 9 meeting will feature a number of speakers to discuss "The Dollars and Sense of Codex" Be there!
Welcome to our New Members from VA IFT - Watch for details of the upcoming plant tour in Winchester organized by our new members.
Eastern Food Science Conference X - "Surfin' the Food Tech Net" Don't miss this exciting conference in Newport R1, November 2 - 5. The program offers information on new products, symposia, scientific papers, workshops, and more.
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A Message From the Chair - Welcome to the 19917-1998 Program Year of the Washington D.C. Section of IFT! Your Executive Committee (ExCom) is already hard at work planning programs. We'd love for you to come and enjoy the fruits of our labors.
This year we have joining our section the Virginia Section from the former Carolina-Virginia Section of IFT. (Does it sound like we need to change our name from the D.C. Section?). Members Cameron Hackney and Susan Duncan of Virginia Tech are eager to meet their Washington friends and are working with the ExCom to host a plant tour in Winchester scheduled for Thursday, November 13th.
Mark your calenders to see food science in action and afterward have lunch with your colleagues.
I'd also like to call to your attention the Tenth Eastern Food Science Conference coming up November 2-5. The conference titled "Surfin' The Food Tech Net" ably chaired by our own Past-Chair Karen Carson takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island. Want more info? Check out the conference webpage: www.efsc.org or call me (202/639-5981) for a brochure with complete details on the conference.
See you at our first meeting organized by Chair-Elect Steve Ziller. Remember, it's never the same without you!
Letter from the Editor - It's the start of another program year for the DC section of IF: and it promises to be an interesting one. I'd like to welcome our new members, as well as welcome back current ones. This is your local society - get involved attend meetings and write to "Capital Voices" to let us know what you want from the Executive Committee. If you have a particular subject that you would like to learn more about or a speaker that you would like to hear, let us know. Also, let me know if you have moved or if your address is not correct.
Contact Isabel Walls, NFPA, ph.. 202/639-5974; 202/639-5991 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Your Calendar - The next DC IFT meeting will be on November 13. This meeting will be organized by out new members from the VA IFT, who are planning a plant tour in Winchester, VA This will be a great opportunity to see food science in action
IFT Science Communications Department - The IFT Science Communication Department is a wealth of information on news and policy issues of concern to food scientists. Articles currently available include those on outbreaks of E. coli 0157:H7 associated wish alfalfa sprouts, the EU ban on US beef, risk of increased levels of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters due to warm weather, and information on the Environmental Working Group report on pesticides and drinking water.
For Further information contact IFT Science Communications Department (312/782-8424, e-mail email@example.com), visit the IFT web site: www.ift.org or contact the editor of "Capital Voices"
Kudos To DC IFT members C.J. Reynolds and Amy Kneipe for volunteering to manage the Science Fair judging next spring. We depend on volunteers to make our section a success.
Co-Editor Needed - Willing volunteer wanted to assist with editing "Capital Voices" and maintaining database of members. Please contact the editor at 202/639-5974; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Code
What you need to know!
INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS, WASHINGTON DC SECTION
The Dollars and sense of Codex
"The critical challenge to facilitate free trade of safe food worldwide:"
The Washington DC Section of the IFT will host a meeting at the National Food Processors Association headquarters on Thursday 9th October from 2:30 to 5:00 pm titled "The Dollars and Sense of Codex" At this meeting various speakers will discuss important aspects of Codex Alimentarius including the economic importance, the importance of science based standards on trade and the need for consensus and harmonization of the laws governing international trade.
National Food Processors Association
Thursday October 9, 1997
Phone registration by October 6 to Steve
Eastern Food Science Conference X
"Surfin' the Food Tech Net"
The Tenth Biannual Eastern Food Science Conference will be underway in beautiful Newport, RI on November 2-5, 1997. The theme of this meeting is "Surfin' the Food Tech Net" Computers and computer technology have crept into every niche of our lives. Their importance to communication, information exchange, technical uses and research touches every facet of our work lives. A few of these facets will be explored, including risk analysis, food safety, sensory evaluation and new product development.
The Keynote speaker, Mr Alan Fedeli will offer insight on enhancing corporate security in cyberspace. Mary Wagner, President of IFT will explore how practical skills learned in internships and other work-based experiences augment the traditional educational experience. Bob Smith past president of lFT will look at where industry is today and the types of changes that food scientists and technologists need to be prepared for in the future.
The following symposia will be presented. "Establishing Upper Reference Levels for Nutrients in North America: Scientific Basis and Future Directions"; Computer Applications in the Pood Industry"; Usefulness of Risk Analysis for Food Safety Risks''; "Chilled and Frozen Foods: Unlocking the Potential"; and "New Products in the Global Market - Regulatory and Legal Issues"
Registration by October 15 is $224; alter that date it is $295. Further details and registration forms may be obtained by visiting the conference web site: www.efsc.org or from Dr. Barbara Blakistone (tel 202/639-5981; e-mail: email@example.com
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