Conference addresses global food issues
Don’t miss the opportunity to gain perspectives on leading practices, issues, regulations, and research affecting the global food industry at the Food Science & Innovation Conference hosted by Institute of Food Technologists and Caribbean Association of Food Science and Technology.

The topics apply to global issues and will specifically focus on health and wellness, innovations in food processing, and food safety. Leading food science and technology experts will present information about global food safety research needs, issues that affect the food industry in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, issues that affect global trade, product development, and consumer choices, and how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect global trade.

The conference will be held Feb. 27–29, 2012, at the Hilton Hotel, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. For more information, visit www.ift.org/meetings-and-events/food-science-and-innovation.

Mark your calendars for IFT in Las Vegas
Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world to learn about the newest trends, products, ingredients, processing technologies, and more at the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25–28, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is a great place to connect with experts from industry, academia, and government who are involved in both the science and business of food. Registration opens on March 1, 2012. Complete details about the event will be posted to www.am-fe.ift.org throughout the next several weeks.

McLellan joins NAREEE board
Agriculture  Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Mark R. McLellan to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) advisory board.

McLellan, a Professional Member of IFT, is Vice President of Research and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University. He has almost 30 years of university leadership experience as a department chair at Cornell University, director of the research center at Texas A&M University, and Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences at University of Florida, Gainesville. He is Past President (2002–2003) of IFT.

The NAREEE advisory board operates under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food system. It has 25 members, each of whom represents a specific category related to agriculture. McLellan represents national food science organizations.

Spicetec hires McGlynn
Elaine McGlynn has joined Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings as Senior Principal Development Scientist. She is responsible for the flavor development of customer-driven projects as well as flavor internalization to support internal ConAgra Foods’ initiatives. A Professional Member of IFT, McGlynn most recently worked at Ottens Flavors. She earned her B.S. in nutrition and dietetics from Rutgers University.

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Section & Division meetings
British Columbia
Feb. 29:
Suppliers Night. Burnaby, British Columbia. Contact Peter Taylor at 604-506-0686 or [email protected] or Mike Dolling at 604-910-9778 or [email protected], or visit http://bcft.ca.

Feb. 15–16:
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 http://ift.org/sections/florida.

Feb. 27:
Suppliers Night. Portland, Ore. Contact Jeff Clawson at 541-737-5680 or [email protected],  or Dann Barnard at 503-651-0019 or [email protected],  or visit www.ift.org/sections/oregon.

Puget Sound
Feb. 28:
Suppliers Night. Seattle, Wash. Contact Chris A. Charles at 206-318-7347 or [email protected] or Bradley Scott at 360-367-1721 or [email protected], or visit www.ift.org/sections/puget.

Feb. 28:
Suppliers Night. Atlanta, Ga. Contact Shirley Barber at 207-839-3064 or [email protected], or visit www.eventswithattitude.com. 

Western  New York
March 27:
Suppliers Night. ochester, N.Y. Contact Shirley Barber at 207-839-3064 or [email protected], or visit www.eventswithattitude.com.

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

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In Memoriam
David P. Min, Professor of Food Science and Technology, Ohio State University, conducted research to improve the oxidative and flavor stability of foods by understanding and controlling the chemical mechanisms for flavor compound formation. He was a scientific editor of Journal of Food Science and served on editorial boards for other food science-related associations’ publications. As recognition of his research and teaching achievements, Min received more than 35 awards and honors from various sources, including the Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor science, which honors an Institute of Food Technologists member food scientist or technologist who has made significant contributions to lipid or flavor science. An active member of IFT, Min was elected IFT Fellow in 2002. He earned his B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Korea, his M.S. degree from University of Minnesota,  and his Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University. He held positions with Quaker Oats Co. and CPC International for several years before beginning his career in academia at Ohio State University.