Volume 9 February 1998 Number 3
|U OF MARYLAND OFFERS
PROGRAM ON PHYTONUTRIENTS
Dr. Elizabeth Boyle-Roden and her colleagues at the University of Maryland have put together an excellent program on phytonutrients, exploring the topic with speakers who will address this emerging area of nutrition:
Dr, Bev Clevidence, Research Leader of the Phytonutrients Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA will speak on research, Ms. Barbara McMillan, Business Development Manager for McCormick & Co. will talk to us about marketing opportunities, and Mr. John Bode, Esq. will offer perspective on regulating phytonutrients. John is with the law firm of Olsson, Frank, and Weeda, is a member of IFT and is a consultant to IFT. You're cordially invited to Campus for this timely program.
April 7 "On Capitol Hill. A Legislative Update"
April 21 "EU Regulations: US vs European Perspectives" Dr. Mary Wagner, IFT President moderates a discussion with Peter Barton Hurt and Richard F. Kingham, partners at Covington and Burling. 8-9 pm, by videoconference VENUE: TBA
May 5 "Managing Long Term Space Travel" Venue: NASA
|A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Steve Ziller, Chair-Elect and Program Chair, and the ExCom are always delighted when others offer their creative programming skills. So KUDOS to the Maryland food scientists who've worked hard to offer us a program on phytonutrients. This is an important topic as evidenced by the three symposia offered at IFT '98. Your local chapter is offering you a "heads up," so don't miss out.
The problem of getting to Campus has been resolved by changing the venue to the Stamp Student Union easily accessible by shuttle from Metro. Directions are on the RSVP page.
It's election time again, and I thank past-Chair Mike Wehr, and current ExCom members Don Kautter, Jr. and Katie Egan for working to put together the slate. Please vote your choice ASAP. Ballots were sent to members with the mailing of the February newsletter.
Amy Kneipp of Snack Foods has been working very diligently on the Science Fairs. She was well schooled by past Coordinator Alison Reich. Amy has just 3 few spots open and would appreciate your volunteering for Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax. and Anne Arundel.
You will work on a team, and you don't have to live in the county hosting the fair. IFT is an organization of volunteers, so JUST DO IT-VOLUNTEER!
The D.C. IFT welcomes your notices of` opportunities.
Manager of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Snack Foods Association, Alexandria, VA The individual should hold a B.S. or comparable degree and have some background in food science and/or federal regulations affecting the food industry. The job includes management of some seminars and workshops and association committees and direct contact with members on regulatory and technical matters with the assistance of the association's outside consultants. Some travel is required. and salary is commensurate with the successful candidates qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is offered. Interested? FAX or MAIL your resume to Mgr. Regulatory and Technical Affairs. Snack Foods Association. 1711 King Street.
Alexandria, VA 22314 FAX (703) 836-8262
INSTITUTE OP FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS, WASHINGTON DC SECTION
PHYTONUTRIENTS: RESEARCH, MARKETING AND REGULATION
2136 Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
WHEN? Tuesday, March 17th Registration from 2 until 3 pm Program begins at 3 pm concluding at 5 pm.
(We will bill no-shows.)
|Phone or fax registrations forms by March 13th to Barbara Blakistone at 202-639-5981/5991.|
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.
|Fairfax County Science Fair||March 21 (Snow Date: March 28)|
|Prince William County Science Fair||March 21|
|Loudoun County Regional Fair||March 19|
Help your schools! Help your local IFT! Have some Fun!
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Did You Know?
By 2002 you can forget about francs. pesetas. and Deutschmarks: in Europe you will be dealing with euros.
The euro is a common currency that will replace national currencies in Europe. Europe will have a single money market and capital market with no differences in interest rates between countries.
The exchange rates will be fixed on January 1. 1999. Corporations will transition to the euro during the period of 1/1/99 to 1/2/02. by July 1, 2002. national currencies will no longer be in circulation
Countries likely to join: Austria, Belgium. Finland. France. Germany. Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands. Portugal. and Spain. U.K., Denmark. and Sweden are unwilling to join. Greece does not meet the criteria to join.
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