Sodium Reduction—Don’t Forget About Water Activity
Taking place on May 16, from 10–11:30 a.m. Central, this webcast offers the chance to learn the impact of low sodium formulation changes on water activity, and the importance of considering and monitoring water activity when these changes are made. Sponsored by Decagon Devices Inc., this live webcast is free to IFT members (on-demand recording included) has a capacity of up to 1,000 attendees, and is first-come, first-serve.

Face-to-Face: Meet David Brown
In this month’s Face-to-Face series, we will be introducing you to David Brown, Senior Advisor, Dairy Group at R.A. Chisholm Ltd. As a dairy and meat trading company, Brown focuses on trading milk proteins. Check out IFT’s Face-to-Face to learn more about the dynamic global dairy industry, where emerging consumer markets in Asia and particularly China have created more demand for dairy products and ingredients than there is supply. Also, find out more about Brown’s background in the industry and his love for fruit.

Exposing the Truth Behind the ‘Slime’
There has been a lot of media attention given to a product that is unfamiliar to most consumers, even though they have been eating it for the past 20 years. Lean finely textured beef (LFTB), known by the derogatory term “pink slime,” has come to mean many things to many people. In a recent ePerspective post, Jim Dickson, Professor, Dept. of Animal Science at Iowa State University, explores what this product really is and supports its safety. Ultimately, Dickson explains that the consumer should decide what is best for her or him. However, the decision should be based on the truth, and not on speculative opinions. Ground beef containing LFTB is ground beef, and LFTB is unquestionably safe. As he sees it, with food safety such a high priority in our society, taking a food with a proven food safety record out of the marketplace is a step backward. What are your thoughts about the LFTB product? Share your opinions by commenting on the ePerspective blog.

IFT Live
IFT’s online show daily, IFT Live, not only brings you exclusive news, live reports, onsite updates, photos, video, and much more from the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, but can also help you plan your Annual Meeting experience before you even arrive in Las Vegas next month. Check out the site now for speaker information, new products that will be on the Expo floor, and much more. You can also view a live feed of stories from IFT Live through the mobile event app.


Kelly Hensel
Digital Media Editor
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