Emerging Health Benefits of Traditional Dried Fruit
IFT is holding a webcast on July 18, from 12:00–1:30 p.m. CT, to examine the most recent data on the health benefits and bioactive compounds found in traditional dried fruit. Through this webcast, you will explore current research on phytochemicals in traditional dried fruit on the prevention of chronic disease with a focus on the molecular targets. You also will learn the carcinogenicity of traditional dried fruit, and will examine the role of traditional dried fruit in satiety and weight management. This webcast is part of the free Annual Meeting Scientific Program webcast offer for full paid Scientific Program attendees.

Face-to-Face: Meet Brendan Niemira
In this month’s Face-to-Face series, we will be introducing you to Brendan Niemira, Lead Scientist at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. Niemira got his start in the industry in 1999 when he joined the USDA as a microbiologist. Ever since then, his main goal has been to help protect food from pathogens and other food safety risks. Not an easy task considering that any new means of processing technology has to ensure not only the food’s safety, but it also has to preserve the taste, flavor, aroma, and nutritional value, and meet regulatory compliance, marketplace acceptability, and a host of other factors. Learn how Niemira keeps on top of food safety by reading IFT’s Face-to-Face interview.

Annual Meeting Scientific Program recordings
Did you attend the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting but didn’t get to all the scientific sessions on your list? Thanks to IFT and sponsor Ajinomoto Co. Inc., if you paid for a full conference registration, you receive complimentary access to a recording of every session in the scientific program. Full registered attendees can access any of the more than 100 presentations, including audio and PowerPoint slides, for one year.

IFT Live Wrap Up
Need to see what you may have missed at the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo? There’s no better source than IFT Live—the official online show daily—which brings you exclusive news, live reports, photos, video, and much more from the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Start your exploration by reading IFT Live’s Wrap Up newsletter, offering highlights of the top stories from the event. From there, delve into the 90+ articles covering everything from the scientific sessions, keynote, new products on the expo floor, student competitions, and much more.


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