Mark your calendars for November 15–17, 2000. You won’t want to miss IFT’s “Food Safety and Quality Conference and Expo” at the Orange County Convention Center in warm, sunny Orlando! The scientific and technical program features a plenary and general session, followed by seven breakout sessions and additional general sessions. The exhibits will showcase suppliers of equipment, consulting and laboratory services, microbiological and chemical testing instrumentation and kits, and other supplies important to the food safety and quality community. IFT partnered with Show Management & Services (Lisle, Ill.) to conduct this international event.
The keynote, beginning on the morning of Wednesday, November 15, will be delivered by Richard Rominger, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. The Secretary’s remarks will set the stage for subsequent presentations on genetically modified organisms; food safety research and HACCP training, problems, and needs; safety issues in the U.S. and Latin America concerning fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, and red meat and poultry; packaging issues; cooperative HACCP programs; rapid testing methodologies; and new technologies and procedures to extend the safe shelf life of foods. The exhibits will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Details of the scientific and technical program, developed by a program committee chaired by Richard V. Lechowich of Cibarias Corp., appear below. Stay tuned for information on registration and housing. For more information, contact Steve Serfling, Director of Marketing & Membership Development (E-mail: [email protected]); Dean Duxbury, Director of Professional Development (E-mail: [email protected]); or Rosie Newsome, Director of Science and Communications (Email: [email protected]); at IFT.
by FRED R. SHANK
Vice President, Science, Communications,
and Government Relations