Business as usual. It’s been a while since any of us have uttered these words. Our world is in flux, challenging our global food system in ways it has never experienced before. But I don’t need to tell you this. You are living this every day.
It’s times like these we look for support, for guidance, and for inspiration. It’s times like these that we need to lean on each other as a global profession and as a collective dedicated to feeding our planet safe, nutritious, and sustainable food. It’s times like these that we need IFT.
I have been a member of IFT since 1973. I can’t help but reflect on how much IFT has been there for me throughout the years, and there has not been a time when this has been more evident than now. Our global pandemic has stretched and challenged our profession in extraordinary ways and IFT and its volunteer community have consistently risen to the challenge. Here are just a few recent examples:
FDA recently announced the winners of its public challenge designed to spur the creation of affordable traceability tools as part of its New Era of Smarter Food Safety efforts.
In honor of National Food Safety Education Month, we highlight three sessions from FIRST, IFT’s new annual event experience, that explored important areas in food safety.
IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) recently submitted comments to the U.S. FDA on behalf of the science of food community regarding the Food Traceability Proposed Rule. Here's the highlights.