Volume 9 January 1998 Number 2
|Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus (North Carolina State University) will, be our keynote speaker at the next DCIFT meeting. The title of her presentation will be "Quantitative Risk Assessment and Food Safety: A Management Strategy for the Future?" Other speakers will include Dr. Merle Pierson (Virginia Tech) on "Relationship of Risk Assessment and Risk Management to HACCP", Ms. Caroline Smith DeWaal, (Center for Science in the Public Interest), on "Consumer perspective on Food Safety." and Ms. Robin Smith (FDA) on "The 'Fight BAC' Partnership." Mr. Lou Carson (FDA), Interim Lead, Food Safety Initiative, will give an update on "Current Activities in the Food Safety Initiative." This should be a lively and informative meeting!||
A MESSAGE FROM
Hats off (!) to Chair-Elect Steve Ziller for the great job he did with our first meeting of the year. The topic was Codex. I've had several people tell me there's always good eats when the meeting is at NFPA, so if you couldn't make it, be it known you missed some great snacks and a great program. You'll have another opportunity in February to enjoy some NFPA hospitality Three folks who did make it to the program that I'd like to recognize are Norman Bednarcyk, Chair of the New York Section and also Councilor, Gloria Brooks Ray also from the New York Section, and IFT Congressional Fellow Stephanie Smith. Gloria commented "people talk to me about the interesting programs in.the D.C. Section, So I joined so I'd find out what I was missing out on when in Washington." Norm is relocating to Virginia so we'll be seeing a lot of him.
|Incidentally, if you have an idea for a program, please share it with our Chair-Fleet Steve Ziller. The Executive Committee are always hungry for new ideas. The January meeting on space foods has been postponed because several of our speakers will be involved in the space shuttle launch scheduled for January 22nd. This will be a joint meeting with the Society for Nutrition Education. LeeAnne Jackson, Jack Cooper and I have just rearmed home the IFT Technical presentations Subcommittee meeting in Chicago. This group schedules all the technical sessions and symposia. Give one of us a call for further information. See you at the food safety meeting!|
INSTITUTE OP FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS, WASHINGTON DC SECTION
INITIATIVES IN FOOD SAFETY
NATIONAL FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION
National Food Processors Association, 1401 New York Avenue, NW; Washington DC 20005. (Nearest Metro stop: McPherson Square. Take 14th St exit)
|Phone or fax registration by February 13 to Steve Ziller, Ph. 202/337-9400/ fax 202-337-4508.|
Science Fairs are Coming
The Washington DC Section will be participating again this year in local county-wide high school science fairs. These science fairs are a rewarding experience and offer local professionals the chance to encourage young people in their scientific endeavors. It is also a unique opportunity to promote the food and nutritional sciences. If you are interested in judging any of the fairs, please contact Amy Kneipp at the Snack Food Association, 703-836-4500.
|Arlington County Regional Fair||March 21|
|Fairfax County Science Fair||March 21 (Snow Date: March 28)|
|Prince William County Science Fair||March 21|
|District of Columbia Regional Fair||March 21|
|Loudoun County Regional Fair||March 19|
|Prince George's County Regional Fair||March 28|
|Montgomery County Science Fair||April 4|
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