Call for nominations: 2012 Achievement Awards, Fellows
The Institute of Food Technologists is seeking nominations for the 2012 Achievement Awards and the 2012 IFT Fellows.

Achievement Awards recognize excellence in a variety of areas, including teaching, public health, food ingredient safety, industrial developments, and others. Deadline for receipt of nominations for the Achievement Awards is Dec. 1, 2011.

IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals for contributions in food science and technology, leadership in the profession, and service to IFT. Deadline for receipt of nominations for IFT Fellow is Feb. 1, 2012.

 For instructions and nomination forms, visit aspx or e-mail [email protected]

Join experts at IFT’s Food Policy Impact
Establishing food regulations and standards and local, national, and international public policies is critical to ensuring sustainable food safety. IFT’s inaugural Food Policy Impact conference, taking place Dec. 1, 2011, at the Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va., will address these issues through regulatory interpretation, analysis of emerging issues, and assessments of the impact of laws on the industry.

You will get first-line access to industry best practices that you can apply to your organization’s existing strategies; hear updates from government officials who make food policy decisions; learn from organizations that are adopting self-regulation efforts or leading product tracing efforts; and network with other professionals.

IFT will also hold a pre-conference short course, Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S., on Nov. 29-30, and a post-conference webcast, Intersection of Food, Policy, and Profitability: Obstacles and Opportunities for the Private and Public Sectors, on Dec. 7. For more information, visit , or contact IFT at [email protected]

Register now for Wellness 12
Join food industry experts as they offer unbiased perspectives, news about emerging trends, and information on how other organizations within the food industry are penetrating the health and wellness sector at IFT’s Wellness 12 event on March 28–29, 2012, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill. For more information about the event, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit Additional updates will be available on the website and in future issues of Food Technology magazine.

CRN welcomes Wallace
Taylor Wallace has joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) as Senior Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs. He is responsible for interpreting and contributing to scientific literature about dietary supplements and nutrition as well as working with the organization’s member companies on regulatory issues affecting the supplement industry. Prior to joining CRN, Wallace was Scientific Communications Program Manager at International Life Sciences Institute, North America. He received a Ph.D. degree in food science and technology from Ohio State University. He is a Member of IFT.

Section & Division meetings
British Columbia
Feb. 29, 2012: Suppliers Night. Burnaby, British Columbia. Contact Peter Taylor at 604-506-0686 or [email protected], or visit

Feb. 15–16, 2012: Suppliers Night. Orlando, Fla. Contact Eileen Hoobin at 863-557-7700 or [email protected] or Wayne Moore at 813-969-4183 or [email protected], or visit

Visit  to view the Events Calendar, including listings for Section and Division meetings, and for information on how to list your event.