Councilor Ballots due November 1, 2001
Here are the nominees that will appear on the Councilor Ballots which are being mailed to IFT Councilors on September 15, 2001, and are due back by November 1, 2001:
Nominees for President-Elect: Malcolm Bourne, Grady Chism, C. Ann Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Larmond.
Nominees for Council Representatives to the Executive Committee: Bruce Chassy, Duane Larick, Robert Price, and Brian Raines.
Nominees for Membership Representatives to the Executive Committee: Michele Buchanan, Roger Clemens, Robert Gravani, Dallas Hoover, LeeAnne Jackson, Paul Jelen, Lloyd Moberg, and Michele Perchonok.
Nominees for Committee on Nominations and Elections: John Bruhn, Gilbert Leveille, David Nance, Anna V.A. Resurreccion, and Herbert Stone.
Eastern Conference addresses healthy foods
The Eastern Regional Sections of IFT are gearing up for their biennial event, the Eastern Food Science Conference.
The theme for this year’s conference, scheduled for October 21-24, 2001, is “The Healthy Foods Challenge.” The event will center around the food industry’s challenge of developing flavorful, healthy foods.
Topics of interest include food safety, nutraceuticals, development updates, regulatory concerns, and employment issues. There will be opportunities to participate in Hot Topic discussions on genetically modified organisms, energy density vs total calories, and the importance of the aging population nutritive requirements. Attendees will also have direct interaction with the suppliers of functional and nutritional ingredients during the New Products Showcase.
In addition to these events, the conference is also sponsoring a College Bowl for students of East Coast universities. A continuing education short course on High Potency Sweeteners will also be held.
For more information, visit www.ift.org/efsc.
Abstracts for 2002 Annual Meeting Technical Program due December 3, 2001
IFT’s Technical Presentation Subcommittee (TPS) is now accepting submitted Volunteered Technical Paper abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 2002 Annual Meeting to be held in Anaheim, Calif., June 15-19. Deadline for receipt of these abstracts is December 3, 2001; there are NO exceptions to this deadline.
Those submitting abstracts are asked to send in their abstracts prior to December 1 to avoid delays that have been experienced in earlier years (when more than 90% of abstracts were submitted on the final day). Similar to last year, abstracts may be submitted online or by diskette with hard copies. Instructions follow.
• Electronic Submission. This is the expected method of abstract submission. To submit abstracts via IFT’s Web site, go to www.ift.org and follow the links to the Abstract Submission page. This format is less costly for both submitters and IFT.
• IFT e-XPRESS. If you are unable to submit electronically, but do have a fax machine, simply use the IFT e-XPRESS fax-on-demand service at any time by dialing 800-234-0270 in the United States and Canada or 650-556-9176 elsewhere, and requesting Document 2220. Follow the instructions included in that document.
• IFT Direct. Those with neither a fax machine nor Internet access may call IFT’s Professional Development Department at 312-782-8424 and request a copy of Document 2220 be sent by U.S. mail.
All volunteered technical paper abstracts must be offered in one of two categories: “Poster Only” or “Oral or Poster.” This allows Division TPS reviewers the flexibility necessary to schedule sessions. The recent trend toward increasing numbers of poster displays is a result of limited presentation time and space at the Annual Meeting.
All submitters must follow the same guidelines as last year, which require that all abstracts be designated to only one IFT Division of your choice for acceptance or rejection. If you are also entering your paper in a Division Student Competition, your abstract must be reviewed by the Division sponsoring the competition. See below for instructions regarding the International Paper Competition.
Abstracts are still limited to 300 words or less, but now must be organized under the following five subheadings:
A sample abstract is available online or within Document 2220. These are the key criteria reviewers will address for acceptance of abstracts.
George F. Stewart International Research Paper Competition
This competition is designed to recognize food science and technology research conducted in countries other than the U.S. The International Division encourages professionals and students entering the competition to consider global food science and technology issues and the needs of all people worldwide. Entering the competition does not preclude an author from also entering a Division competition and other IFT competitions.
The Stewart competition is open only to research conducted outside the U.S. and submitted by a primary author who is not a U.S. citizen. At least one author must be a member of IFT or an IFT Allied Organization. Any papers submitted online will be automatically submitted by IFT to the requested appropriate Division for their review at the appropriate time. Those who use the faxed forms should follow the instructions on the form. Details are available on IFT e-XPRESS (request Document 2260).
Other Deadlines to Note
Symposium Proposals–Due September 4, 2001 (see August 2001 issue of Food Technology for details).
New Products & Technologies–Papers due January 18, 2002 (see October 2001 issue for details).
Forums–Due March 1, 2002, for publication, May 1, 2002, is Final Deadline (see October 2001 issue for details).
All guidelines and application forms are available through IFT e-XPRESS and on the IFT Web site (www.ift.org).
Call for nominations for IFT Achievement Awards
The Institute of Food Technologists seeks nominations for the Achievement Awards listed below. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2001. For instructions and a nomination form, use the IFT e-XPRESS fax-on-demand service at any time by dialing 800-234-0270 in the U.S. and Canada or 650-556-9176 elsewhere and requesting Document 3520, or by writing to Patti Pagliuco at IFT, 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601, e-mail [email protected], or by visiting the IFT Web site at www.ift.org.
Nicholas Appert Award for pre-eminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology.
Babcock-Hart Award for contributions to food technology that have improved public health through some aspect of nutrition or more nutritious food.
Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science for contributions to lipid science or flavor science.
William V. Cruess Award for excellence in university teaching of food science and technology. This is the only award for which Student Members can serve as nominators.
Carl R. Fellers Award for bringing honor and recognition to the profession of food science and technology through a distinguished career in that profession displaying exemplary leadership, service, and communication skills that enhance the effectiveness of all food scientists in serving society. The nominee must be a member of IFT and Phi Tau Sigma.
IFT Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award for developing an outstanding food process or product which represents a significant advance in the application of food science and technology to food production, and which has been successfully applied in actual commercial operation.
Industrial Scientist Award for major technical contributions to the advancement of the food industry.
IFT International Award for promoting the international exchange of ideas in food technology and/or successful transfer of food technology to an economically depressed area in a developing or developed nation.
Samuel Cate Prescott Award for out-standing ability in the research of food science and technology.
Bernard L. Oser Food Ingredient Safety Award for contributions to the scientific knowledge of food ingredient safety or for leadership in establishing principles for food ingredient safety evaluation or regulation.
IFT Research and Development Award for recent, significant research and development contribution to the understanding of food science, food technology, or nutrition.
Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award for pursuit of humanitarian ideals and unselfish dedication that have resulted in significant contributions to the well-being of the food industry, academia, students, or the general public.
Calvert L. Willey Award for Distinguished Service for continuing, meritorious, and imaginative service to IFT.
Call for applications for Loncin Research Prize
Applications for IFT’s 2002 Marcel Loncin Research Prize are due by December 1, 2001. The $50,000 prize, paid in two annual installments, is designed to honor and provide research funding for a scientist or engineer (IFT member or nonmember) conducting basic chemistry/physics/engineering research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality. The funds are to be used by the recipient in directing and carrying out a proposed research project, and to allow a successful scientist to help a young scientist(s) to also become successful.
To obtain application forms and instructions through the IFT e-XPRESS fax-on-demand service, call 800-234-0270 at any time in the United States and Canada (or 650-556-9176 elsewhere) and request Document 3530. Forms may also be obtained from Patti Pagliuco, IFT, 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601 (e-mail [email protected],org) or by visiting the IFT Web site at www.ift.org.
IFT FOUNDATION NEWS
Fun Run raises more than $14,000
The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) held its first Fun Run at the 2001 IFT Annual Meeting & IFT Food Expo in New Orleans, La., raising $14,109 for the IFT Foundation.
On Sunday, June 24, 157 runners and walkers gathered in front of Morial Convention Center at 6:00 a.m. for the 5K Fun Run. Jaime Jean Rudolf, IFT student member and organizer of the event, worked with IFTSA Sections across the country and IFT staff to make the event a success.
Rick Guardia, Chair of IFT Foundation, has asked Rudolf and IFTSA to plan a Fun Run for next year’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., and suggested making the Fun Run an annual event. Rudolf volunteered to chair an ad hoc planning group for the event.
The top three winners among the women were Amy Schauwecker (21:07 minutes), Julie Borgwardt (21:28), and Theresa Seaquist (21:45). The top three winners among the men were Greg May (18:07), Allen Smith (18:28), and Doug Windland (18:35).Guardia was the last person to cross the finish line.
Evelyn Gonzalez of Virginia Dare was the top fundraiser with $156 in sponsorships.
Survey results announced
IFT Annual Meeting attendees who completed a brief survey at the IFT Foundation booth said they were most interested in having their charitable donations support Science Communications, Career Guidance, and Congressional Fellows, in that order.
It is interesting to note that these three programs are current Foundation funding priorities. If you would like to share your thoughts on funding priorities, contact Tekla A. Syers, IFT Foundation Director of Development, at [email protected].
I FT REGIONAL SECTION & DIVISION NEWS
The Minnesota Section presented Rutgers University Professor Jozef Kokini with its 2001 Harold Macy Award.
Kokini is Chair of the university’s Dept. of Food Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology (CAFT). He received an engraved plaque and a $2,000 honorarium at the Section’s May 21, 2001, meeting, where he was the featured speaker.
The award recognizes individuals who have been instrumental in the advancement of the profession and practice of food technology and have served as exemplary models of food technology transfer or cooperation between scientists or technologists in academia, government and/or industry. Kokini was honored for his research in the fields of food extrusion, food rehology, and crystallization phenomena, as well as for his involvement in the establishment of CAFT. CAFT is a leader in industry/university/government initiatives that create and enhance application of science and technologies that address product, process, and manufacturing needs for the delivery of high-quality, health-promoting foods and food materials to consumers.
The Puget Sound Section recently presented $10,000 to seven scholarship winners. Eighteen students from four Washington state universities competed for the scholarships based on scholastics, outstanding contributions, and research presentations.
The Outstanding Student award went to David Dalgetty of Washington State University. The Scholastic Awards went to Elly Soeryapranata, Washington State University; Dongsheng Guan, Washington State University; and Linda Jastad, Central Washington University. The Travel Awards went to Jian Yang, Washington State University; Jun-Hyun Oh, Washington State University; and Lisa Michelle Pitka, Washington State University.
In Memoriam: Howard E. Bauman
Howard E. Bauman, Emeritus member and former IFT President (1977–78), died August 8, 2001, in Minnetonka, Minn., of complications from pulmonary heart disease. He was 76.
Bauman, who received all three of his degrees from the University of Wisconsin in bacteriology, worked as a Pillsbury Co. food scientist for 36 years. At the time (1953), Pillsbury wanted to expand its ready-made-food line—foods easily spoiled by bacteria—and Bauman began by teaching the manufacturing side of Pillsbury how to make dough in a bacteria-free manner. As a result, Pillsbury began selling ready-made dough that would last up to 90 days in the refrigerator, compared to the seven days of the 1940s.
His most revolutionary work came in the 1960s when the National Aeronautical and Space Agency required food that was microbe-free, and the food his team designed for space flights could resist high temperatures and humidity, be thrown against the wall without breaking, and last 30 days without refrigeration. To this day, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., has on exhibit one of his early space-age examples. Bauman’s idea was to avoid having to test food at all by skipping whatever chemical processes or reactions led to contamination. His innovative methods of food production eventually changed the focus of food safety to prevention, and his safety and regulation strategy changed the way the Food and Drug Administration and industry later approached all food production. He developed two processes on which Pillsbury holds the patents, and is coauthor of the two-volume Microorganisms in Foods and author of numerous other publications.
He was instrumental in the development of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept developed jointly by Pillsbury, NASA, and the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories in the early 1970s. In 1989, he retired from Pillsbury as Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs.
Active in a number of professional societies, Bauman joined IFT in 1954. A member of the Minnesota Section, he was also a member of the IFT Forward Planning, Ad Hoc Committee on Funding, and World Food Program Committees, the IFT Finance Subcommittee, IUFoST, was named a permanent member of the Minnesota National Council, was the first chair of IFT’s Nutrition Committee (now Division), and was jury chair of at least four achievement award committees. He served as IFT President from 1977 to 1978. In 1975, Bauman was named an IFT Fellow, cited as “one of the leading nutritionists in the industrial segment of the United States.”
by SARA LANGEN