NEWS OF INDUSTRY
Silliker Labs acquires Diversified Research Laboratories in Canada
Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc., Homewood, Ill., has acquired Diversified Research Laboratories Ltd., a food testing and consulting organization located in Toronto, Canada, and plans to combine it with its own Canadian subsidiary.
Diversified is the latest acquisition in Silliker’s aggressive global expansion program. In July 1999, Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc. (USA) and bioMérieux Alliance (France) announced the formation of a global Silliker Laboratory network which now includes eleven Silliker laboratories in the United States, two in Canada, six in France, and one each in England, Italy, and Belgium.
SKW Nature Products acquires companies and builds research center
SKW Nature Products, a division of the SKW Group of Trostberg, Germany, has acquired Cincinnati, Ohio-based Alex Fries Inc. and Alfrebro Inc. from Land O’Lakes. The two businesses will be merged with SKW business unit Flavors & Fruit Systems, which has more than 20 locations throughout the world, including 12 production sites and four major development centers.
The Nature Products Division of SKW is building a research center at the Weihenstephan campus of Munich Technical University in Freising, Germany, at an investment cost of DM 15 million for the building and office/laboratory equipment and a completion date of December 2000. The main focus of the new center will be on biotechnology, specifically “green” biotechnology, or the use of bioengineering for products in such areas as nutrition, cosmetics, and technology, using mainly plants, microorganisms, and algae.
SKW, which belongs to the VIAG Group of Munich, in May 1999 announced the building of another SKW research facility, the Construction Chemicals Center for Research and Expertise, in Trostberg.
Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux acquires Nalco Chemical Company
Nalco Chemical Company, Naperville, Ill., has been acquired by Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, Paris, France. Upon completion of the acquisition, Suez Lyonnaise has plans to merge Calgon, Aquazur, and Nalco into one company to create a worldwide leader in water treatment services and process chemicals. When finalized, Nalco will serve more than 60,000 customers in 120 countries.
The company’s global headquarters will be in Naperville under the direction of Ted Mooney, Chairman and CEO of Nalco., while European headquarters will be in Leiden, The Netherlands; Pacific operations in Singapore; and Latin American headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil.
Norac Technologies receives 1999 Innovation Award
Norac Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned division of Newly Weds Foods, Chicago, Ill., recently received the 1999 Innovation Award from the Alberta Agriculture and Food Council for the company’s work in supercritical fluid extraction technology. The award, which honors those organizations that have made the most valuable technological contributions in the province’s agriculture and food business, was conferred October 15 at a gala event hosted by the Growing Alberta Action team and The Agriculture and Food Council.
The Norac Supercritical Fluid Extraction facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, produces ultra pure oils, resins, spices, and nutraceuticals for a wide range of applications. For food processors, this technology enables ingredients such as rosemary to be cost effectively extracted to create an all-natural product with significant antioxidant properties.
AgriPro Wheat and Zeneca Plant Science join forces in research
AgriPro Wheat, a wheat seed business in North America, and Zeneca Plant Science, a company specializing in plant biotechnology, have joined forces and entered a multi-million dollar research and development collaboration to generate a leading position in the development of new, superior-performing wheat varieties. In global cereal consumption, wheat is the largest of all staple grains with an annual consumption of approximately 600 million tons, of which 65% is used for human food.
A ten-year wheat genetics research alliance to study advanced genomic techniques with the John Innes Centre in the United Kingdom is a key part of Zeneca’s commitment to wheat development. AgriPro Wheat has announced formation of a new wheat breeding team, Dr. David Worrall of Texas A&M University, Dr. Rollin Sears of Kansas State University, and Dr. Robert Bruns, AgriPro Wheat’s general manager. For more information about this project, visit Zeneca Ag Products’ web site at www.zenecaagproducts.com.
British Sugar Factory wins new health and safety certificate
The British Sugar Factory in Wissington, Norfolk, England has been awarded a new certificate for its health and safety management system. The new certification (BS8800), awarded for the first time, was given through Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The sugar factory, which produces 1,500 tonnes of sugar every day, has built health and safety into its overall management system, ranking it as highly as technical and food safety considerations. The company is subject to more than 50 United Kingdom health and safety laws.
NEWS OF PEOPLE
• National Starch and Chemical Company, Bridgewater, N.J., appointed Randolph A. Holme Divisional Vice President, Starch Manufacturing, Americas; and Randy L. Smiley to Divisional Vice President, Starch Manufacturing, Technology. • Dicki Lulay was named Vice President, Business Development-Tricon for the Global Restaurant Division of McCormick & Company, Incorporated, Sparks, Md. • The Haskell Company, Jacksonville, Fla., named Darryl Wernimont Director of Business Development in the company’s food and beverage division.
• Anchor Food Products, Inc., Appleton, Wis., has developed a new senior management team. Bill Raaths replaces Larry Oberkfell as President and CEO. Other appointments include Scott Follett, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Tom Tranetzki, Chief Financial Officer; Mark Krause, Senior Vice President, Operations; Karl Adams, Vice President, Research and Development; Dan Horan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Retail; Bill Coban, Vice President, Sales, Foodservice; and Andy Johnson, Vice President, Marketing, Foodservice. • At Alfa Laval, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Jeff Martin was appointed Technical Service Representative; David Kirk was appointed Inside Sales Manager for the Sanitary Flow Division; and Marty Organ was promoted to Marketing Supervisor for Alfa Laval Flow Inc.
• Mott Corporation, Farmington, Conn., named Thomas Fahey Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Jeff Morrow Director of Marketing; and Patricia Dillon Marketing Coordinator. R.D. Balazy was appointed Manager, Engineered Applications, responsible for providing technical assistance.
• David R. Carpenter joined Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee, Wis., as Vice President Dairy Systems—North America. • Stephen J. Tibey was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, at ConAgra, Inc., Omaha, Neb. • At Raskas Foods, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., Dan Gettinger was promoted to the newly created position of Technical Director; Betty Worsham to Customer Accounting Manager; and Debbie Peterson to Marketing Information Manager. Robert Spencer joined Raskas Dairy, Inc., as Plant Controller. • Ashland Distribution Company, Dublin, Ohio, named Richard M. Tizzard District Manager of its Fine Ingredients Division’s Canadian District. Tizzard will be based in Mississauga, Ont., Canada.
• Robert L. Powell was appointed President and CEO of Environ International Corporation, Princeton, N.J. • David J. Lukiewski was promoted to Senior Vice President, responsible for the company’s sales force and broker network, at Welch’s in Concord, Mass. • At Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, Ill., Martin A. Lyons was named Vice President and Director, Fuel Alcohol Sales, ADM Corn Processing Division. Other senior management changes at ADM include the election of Paul B. Mulhollem to Senior Vice President, with responsibilities for the company’s global oilseed operations and cocoa business; Brian F. Peterson to Group Vice President and Managing Director of ADM, International Ltd., located in Erith, England; Edward A. Harjehousen to President, ADM BioProducts Division; and Anthony DeLio to President, ADM Protein Specialties Division. DeLio will remain also as President, ADM Nutraceutical Division.
• FIS, Solon, Ohio, appointed Susan Cheney as a Regulatory Specialist and Diana Katuscak as Customer Service Representative. • At Continental Colloids Inc., West Chicago, Ill., Ted Benic was promoted to Director of Sales, and Travis McMahan to Director of Marketing. • Nicci Dukes was appointed Technical Sales Executive, and Gareth Wheeler Quality Control Manager, UK Production, at CPL Aromas Flavour Division, Kettering, England. • Zylepsis Limited, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom, appointed Kalyan Chatakondu as Marketing and Sales Director. • John Grant was appointed a Senior Account Executive for Takasago International Corporation (U.S.A.), Flavor Division, Rockleigh, N.J.
• Kevin Weber was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cerestar USA, Hammond, Ind. Tintin Delphin was appointed Commercial Director of Cerestar’s China operations. Based in Beijing, China, she will be responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, and establishing regional distributors and warehouses to enlarge Cerestar’s operations in China. • At Chart Corporation, Inc., Paterson, N.J., Stephen A. Delzio joined the company as Sales Manager and Deborah Groendyk as Technical Director.
NEWS OF SOCIETIES & ASSOCIATIONS
CIFST merges with Food Industry Suppliers of Canada
The Food Industry Suppliers of Canada (FISC) and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) have merged into one organization for the development of the Canadian food industry. Since their individual foundings, FISC has drawn its members from suppliers to all segments of the food industry, while CIFST has focused on advancing food science and technology. They now speak in a closer association with one voice. All FISC members will automatically become Sustaining Members of CFIST, although the scholarships trusts of both organizations will remain independent of each other at this time.
H.P. Kaufmann Prize announced for 2000
The German Society for Fat Science (DGF) is announcing a call for the 2000 H.P. Kaufmann Prize. This prize, named for the founder and long-time president of the society, is granted at most to two applicants for distinguished research in the fields of fat science and fat technology. It consists of a plaque, a document, and a monetary award of 5,000 DM.
Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and must submit a curriculum vitae and a dissertation or original work (in four copies) not older than two years. The work may be submitted in German, English, or French, but must contain a summary in German (maximum of three printed pages). Only personal applications will be accepted, and research already merited by other scientific awards cannot be considered.
Deadline for submission is March 31, 2000. Please send applications to: An den Präsidenten der Deutchen Gesellschaft für Fettwissenchaft, Varrentrappstr. 40–42, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The prize will be awarded during the joint DGFAFECG Congress to be held October 8–10, 2000, in the Würzburg Congress Center.
Southern Foodways Alliance newly formed association to promote food culture of the American South
Fifty chefs, food writers, cookbook authors, and other notable Southern food enthusiasts have joined the University of Mississippi in forming the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA), a self-governing association under the wing of the university’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Since it seems that the food people eat gives clues about their environment, social and economic standing, and values, and since there appears to be a new fascination with regional foods, in particular Southern food, this is an idea whose time has come. SFA hopes to sponsor a number of outreach programs on Southern foodways, including symposia, seminars, short courses and noncredit classes, oral history projects, and a variety of information-gathering and research projects. Organizers anticipate recruiting 300 corporate and individual charter members in its first year of operation.
Charter membership is now open. For details or membership information, contact the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture at 662-915-5993, E-mail: [email protected].
IFIC survey shows Americans remain positive on food biotechnology
In October 1999, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) sponsored a national survey among 1,002 U.S. adults which showed that two out of three consumers support foods produced through biotechnology and have confidence in the Food and Drug Administration’s policy for labeling biotech foods. Consumers with the highest levels of education tended to be the most favorable toward food biotechnology.
A three-fold increase in media coverage and confusion in the international marketplace have raised questions with some consumers, but by and large most people remain positive and look forward to the benefits of biotechnology. More than two-thirds of consumers said they would be more likely to buy produce enhanced through biotechnology to be protected from insect damage and require fewer pesticides, and seven out of ten Americans (69%) support the current FDA labeling policy, which requires that foods produced through biotechnology include special labeling only if the food has been significantly changed. The survey also found that 81% of American consumers agree that it would be better to provide more details through toll-free numbers, brochures and web sites than with special labeling.
Two new task group activities under way at ASTM’s Sensory Evaluation Committee
Committee E–18 on Sensory Evaluation of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has announced two new task group activities within Subcommittee E18.05 on Sensory Applications—General.
The Accreditation Task Group plans to develop standardized qualifications for certification of laboratory facilities/operations staff and programs in the field of Sensory Analysis. To comment or participate, call Delores Chambers at Kansas State University (phone 785-532-0162; fax 785-532-0176; E-mail: [email protected]).
The newly rejuvenated Consumer Methods for Product Research Task Group is developing a manual to define qualitative and quantitative methods of sensory analysis. Questions or comments may be directed to Subcommittee Chair Mona Wolf, WolfSensory, Inc., Mason, Ohio (call 513-398-1500; E-mail: [email protected]).
For Committee E–18 meeting or membership information, call Jim Olshefsky, ASTM, at 610-832-9714; E-mail: [email protected].
AACC presents 1999 award recipients
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) recently presented its 1999 awards to the following: William F. Geddes Memorial Award for the zeal and unselfish industry of individual members and their contributions to the objectives of the Association—William Atwell, Research Fellow, The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, Minn.; Thomas Burr Osborne medal for distinguished contribution to cereal science—Jerold Bietz, Retired Research Scientist, USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Research, Peoria, Ill.; Alsberg-Schloch Award, sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association to recognize superior contributions to fundamental starch science—Paul Seib, Professor of Grain Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan; Excellence in Teaching—Steven Eckhoff, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana; Bruce Wasserman Young Investigator Award, presented by AACC’s Biotechnology Division, to recognize outstanding accomplishments of a young scientist whose contributions have enhanced knowledge of cereal functionality, or improved cereal production or use—John Skerritt, Deputy Director of R&D, Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research; Best Student Paper Award, presented by the Protein Division—Steve Leonard, Ph.D. candidate, University of Reading, Berkshire, England; I. Hlynka Best Student Award—Nancy Edwards, Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and the Rheology Division Young Investigator Award for 1999—John Brent, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University.
Those who received AACC Fellow status for 1999 are Jean-Claude Autran, National Institute of Agricultural Research Centre, Montpellier, France; A.W. (Sandy) MacGregor, Grain Research Laboratory, Winnipeg, Canada; Warren Schwecke, retired Vice President, General Mills, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jerold Bietz, winner of the Thomas Burr Osborne medal.
Inter-Society Color Council announces Call for Papers
The Inter-Society Color Council will hold its 69th Annual Meeting April 16–17, 2000, in Charlotte, N.C. Papers may be submitted for each of the ISCC’s three Interest Groups, its Education Committee, or a general poster session. There will also be meetings of two project committees—Guide to Materials Standards (Project 51) and Definitions of Color Terms II (Project 52).
Interest Group I (Fundamental and Applied Color Research) invites one-page abstracts on basic or applied research on the chemistry, physics, or psychophysics of colors, colorants, and coloring. Related issues such as color durability, measurement, and safety associated with new ways of coloring things are also suitable topics. Abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2000, to either Dr. Helen H. Epps, Dawson Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (E-mail: [email protected]) or to Dr. Frank X. O’Donnell, Sherwin Williams Co., Cleveland Technical Center, 601 Canal Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 (E-mail: [email protected]).
Interest Group II (Industrial Application of Color) is seeking papers that bridge the science of color and the pigmentation of various materials. The range of issues may include, but is not limited to, quality control techniques and color tolerancing, color measurement techniques, color matching, the relationship between color and other physical characteristics, as well as other color-related industrial applications. Abstracts of no more than 200 words must be submitted by January 15, 2000, to either Michael Stokes, Program Manager-Color and Imaging, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 (phone 425-705-5460; fax 425-936-7329; E-mail: [email protected]), or to Britt Nordby, Color Scientist, Creanova Inc., Two Turner Place, Piscataway, N.J. 08855-0365 (call 732-981-5433; fax 732-981-5033; E-mail: [email protected]).
Interest Group III (Art Design and Psychology) and the Education Committee are planning linked sessions on “Color in the Curriculum: The Need to Integrate Color and Technology in Education.” People interested in participating in these sessions should contact either the Chair of the Education Committee, Dr. Geof Rogers, Fashion Institute of Technology, Room B831, 227 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 (phone 212-217-7296; E-mail: [email protected]) or the Vice Chair of Interest Group III, Ms. Margaret Miele, Fashion Inst. of Technology, Room 634 (phone 212-217-8449; E-mail: [email protected]).
The poster session is for state-of-the-art color information and topics are completely open. Each poster should represent original work of a noncommercial nature to those who are interested in hearing what is new in the presenter’s area of color. Abstracts may be submitted by March 1, 2000, to Yan Liu, 2202 Seaman Ave., South El Monte, CA 91733 (call 626-279-9198; fax 626-279-9298; E-mail: [email protected]).
Elections and Appointments
• The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) re-elected the following officers for 1999–2000: Chairman—Elwood Kirkpatrick, Vice Chairman—Harold Howrigan, and Secretary/Treasurer—Thomas Gallagher. Also elected as at-large members of USDEC’s Executive Committee were Alice Moore, Dairy Management, Inc.; Larry Jensen, Leprino Foods; and Paul Johnston, Agri-Mark.
• The Food Processing Machinery & Supplies Association (FPM&SA) elected the following officers, each for two-year terms: Chairman—Larry S. Hagopian, Commercial Manufacturing, Fresno, Calif.; and Vice Chairman—G. Joseph Olney, the G.J. Olney Company. Jerry Hougland, FranRica, a business of FMC, will continue on the Board as Past Chairman.
• The National Food Processors Association (NFPA), Washington, D.C., elected Douglas Quick, President and CEO of Lakeside Foods, Inc. as Chairman of NFPA’s Board of Directors for the coming year. Other officers elected are: First Vice Chairman—Tom Debrowski, Senior Vice President of Operations, Pillsbury Company; Second Vice Chairman—Dennis Mullen, President and CEO of Agrilink Foods, Inc.; and Treasurer—Wes Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Del Monte Foods.
• The International Dairy•Deli•Bakery Association (IDDBA), Madison, Wis., elected Bob Bova, President, BB & Associates, as 1999–2000 President. Also elected as officers are Executive Vice President—Don Nebhan, Land O’Lakes; First Vice President—Michael J. Eardley, D&W Food Center, Inc.; Second Vice President—Scott Hackbarth, Sargento Foods, and Treasurer—Dick Campbell, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
• The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St. Paul, Minn., has elected the following officers for the coming year: Chairman of the Board—Frederick Hegele, General Mills Company; President—Julie Jones, College of St. Catherine; President-elect—James N. BeMiller, Purdue University; and Secretary—Patricia Berglund, Northern Crops Institute. Patricia A. Richmond, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, continues as Treasurer.
Company News in Brief
• Allied Steaks Inc., Vineland, N.J., has changed its name to Allied Specialty Foods Inc., to better identify with its diversified product line.
• Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Northbrook, Ill., has completed a multimillion dollar expansion and renovation of its corporate headquarters. The expansion includes 30,000 sq ft in manufacturing space and scientific laboratories, 26,000 sq ft in the company’s raw material warehouse, and expanding the administrative offices to 8,700 sq ft.
• Strengthening its worldwide network of distributors, Switzerland-based Collamat Stralfors AG has appointed Eprin spol. S.r.o. to be its new agent for sales in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Eprin is located in Brno, Hybesova 38, 602 00, Brno (telephone +420-5-4321-6832; fax +420-5-4321-2033; Sales Director Mr. Jan Jelinek). Collamat Stralfors provides labeling systems to more than 40 countries worldwide.
• Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, N.J., has completed the modernization of its Old Fort, Ohio, production facility. The 40,000-short-ton increase at Old Fort brings the plant’s annual capacity to 280,000 short tons. With the increased capacity of this plant and the company’s Green River, Wyo., plant during 2000, Church & Dwight will have an overall capacity of 520,000 short tons to meet increased demand for sodium bicarbonate consumption.
• Eastern Seaboard Packaging has relocated its home office and one of its regional warehouses from Cornelius, N.C. to 350 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, Mass., and opened three new regional locations in Carrollton and Houston, Tex., and Livonia, Mich.
• Eatem Foods Co., Vineland, N.J., has completed expansion of its manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Vineland. The new facility features a state-of-the-art applications kitchen, a pilot laboratory, analytical laboratories for quality control and analytical testing, expanded production and processing areas, and dry storage warehousing.
• An intercompany stock transfer has occurred between M.W. International, Inc., Hillside, N.J., and Buckton Scott Group of the U.K. M.W. International supplies and manufactures raw materials and specialty products to the dietary supplement, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Buckton Scott is active in manufacturing, import/export, marketing, distribution, and professional consulting to the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.
• Pollio Dairy Products, Mineola, N.Y., has changed its name to The Pollio Cheese Company to reflect both its Italian heritage and its mission as a supplier of Italian specialty cheeses.
• PSC Inc., Webster, N.Y., manufacturer of bar code scanning and automatic identification solutions, and Percon Incorporated, Eugene, Ore., manufacturer of wireless and batch portable data terminals, decoders, input devices, and data management application software, have entered into a merger agreement. Robert C. Strandberg will retain his position as PSC’s President and CEO; Andy J. Storment, Percon’s Executive Vice President, will join PSC to direct the company’s portable data terminal and software business, and Michael P. Coughlin, Percon’s President and CEO, will assist PSC in a consulting capacity.
• Plaza Belmont Management Group L.L.C., near Kansas City, Kans., has purchased the business and certain assets of Shade Pasta, Inc., Fremont, Neb., from Norfoods and renamed the company SPI Foods, Inc. SPI Foods has purchased the 63,000-sq-ft building previously leased by Shade Pasta in Fremont. This facility houses four production lines, pilot plant, laboratory, and warehouse, and has room for expansion. A partner of Plaza Belmont Management Group, Bob Parnow, will serve as President of SPI Foods.
•Quest International and Uniqema, both ICI Group companies, have consolidated their food emulsifier businesses within Quest’s Foods Division. The consolidation will enable Quest Foods to strengthen its resources in North America for developing texture-controlling ingredients, while Uniqema will continue to focus on developing emulsions for nonfood applications.
• Vanson, Incorporated, Redmond, Washington, has purchased National Biopolymer’s chitin and chitosan plant in Raymond, Wash. For more information, contact Vanson at 425-881-6464.
Henry M. Boaz, Emeritus Member. Died in 1999 in Oconomowoc, Wis., age 88 or 89. Retired in 1975 from the Carnation Company. Member of the Wisconsin Section; joined IFT in 1943.
Arthur D. Bowers, Emeritus Charter Member. Died June 27, 1999, in Moorestown, N.J. Retired in 1974 from the Campbell Soup Company, Camden, N.J. Founding Member of the Philadelphia Section; joined IFT in 1940 as a Charter Member.
Richard Henderson, Emeritus Member. Died September 5, 1999, in Topsham, Maine, age 83. Retired as a Consultant in 1995. Joined IFT in 1948; member of the Northeast Section.
Poul Fr. Jensen, Emeritus Member. Died 1998 in Virum, Denmark, age 79 or 80. Retired in 1988 as Director of the Fish Inspection Service of the Danish Ministry of Fisheries. Member of IFT since 1949.
F. Leo Kauffman, Emeritus Member. Died October 12, 1999 in Clearwater, Fla., age 83. Retired from U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1985. Joined IFT in 1942; member of the Florida Section.
William D. Knepper, Emeritus Member. Died January 29, 1999, in Houston, Tex., age 79. Retired from Continental Can Company in 1984. Joined IFT in 1948; member of the Texas Section.
Arthur Ligon Jr., Emeritus Member. Died August 18, 1999, in Louisville, Ky., age 80. Retired from Standard Foods, Inc., Louisville, in 1982. Joined IFT in 1961; member of the Bluegrass Section.
Guillermo M. Pacheco, IFT Member. Died September 24, 1999, in Nueva Leon, Mexico, age 30. Employed by Dawn Mixco International S.A., C.V., Mexico. Joined IFT in 1998; member of the Mexico Section.
Yutaka Saito, Professional Member. Died September 4, 1999, in Japan, age 71. Joined IFT in 1960; served as Alternate Councilor of the Japan Section.
Frederik D. Tollenaar, Professional Member. Died in The Netherlands, September 12, 1999, age 84. Retired from TNO/WHO/EC/UNIDO in 1987, where he worked in food quality control. Joined IFT in 1993.
John H. Wallis, Emeritus Member. Died March 8, 1999, in Evansville, Ind., age 78. Retired from the Evansville facility of General Foods Corporation in 1980. Joined IFT in 1961; member of the Indiana Section.
by BETSY BAIRD