Registration for IFT event begins
The Institute of Food Technologists has opened registration for its premier event, the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo®. Join thousands of food science and technology professionals who work in industry, academia, and government July 13–16, 2013, in Chicago, Ill., to learn about the scientific breakthroughs, trends, products, and technologies pertinent to the food science and technology field.

Stay on top of the latest trends by attending a number of thought-provoking sessions and by walking the Food Expo show floor. There attendees will meet representatives from more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from around the world who will share their newest and most cuttingedge ingredients, products, and technologies. The Annual Meeting Scientific Sessions and professional education options like the Pre-Annual Meeting Short Courses delve further into the science of ingredients and the work and testing that goes into developing novel technologies. The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is also the perfect place to meet and network with global leaders in food science and technology.

Complete details about the 2013 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo are available at www.ift.org/IFT13. A comprehensive preview of the event will appear in the June 2013 issue of Food Technology.

Smallwood joins Gum Technology
Gum Technology recently hired Carol Smallwood as Eastern Sales Manager. Smallwood, a Member of IFT, previously worked for Butter Buds Food Ingredients where she managed the company’s Southeast sales area. She has a background in hydrocolloids and knowledge of how certain ingredients can be used to solve texture and stabilization issues.

Apply for CFS credentials
The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application process is open for the May 5–28, 2013, testing window. Demonstrate applied knowledge and critical real-world experience by applying and taking the exam to become a CFS.

Achieving the CFS credentials offers several benefits. As a career advantage, it will help prospective employers identify those with CFS designations as knowledgeable professionals who can make important contributions to their organizations.

Earning a CFS designation helps employees show that they have the applied knowledge to stand out on the job whether their degree or experience is in food science or in a related science. It also shows a commitment to lifelong learning and career evolution.

Finally, the CFS designation is relevant to both new professionals who want to establish a career in food science and to seasoned professionals who want to complement their work experience and academic achievements.

The deadline to apply is April 5, 2013. For more information, visit www.ift.org/certification/forcandidates.aspx.

Section & Division meetings

April 9: Suppliers Night. Sandy, Utah. Visit www.iftutah.org/events.

April 2: Suppliers Night. Tempe, Ariz. Contact Lynn Abarr-Boubelik at 650-610-1715 or [email protected], or Holly Curtis at 801-334-1809 or 
[email protected], or visit www.cactusift.org.

Great Lakes
April 24: Suppliers Night. Battle Creek, Mich. Contact Sue Riippa at 269-964-9481 or [email protected] or
Erin Groeb at 734-657-2898 or [email protected], or visit www.greatlakesift.org.

Long Island
April 1: Dinner meeting. Westbury, N.Y. Contact Carol Zamojcin at 516-352-5772 or [email protected], or
visit www.ift.org/sections/longisland/Home.html.

Ohio Valley
April 18: Suppliers Night. West Chester, Ohio. Contact Collette Perozzi at 513-948-5493 or [email protected] or
Jessica Kidwell at 859-342-3757 or [email protected], or visit www.ovift.org.

April 9: Monthly meeting. Woodburn, Ore. Contact Dawn Merrill at 503-361-7367 or [email protected], or
visit www.ift.org/sections/oregon.

St. Louis
April 18: Suppliers Night. St. Louis, Mo. E-mail [email protected] or [email protected], or visit www.ift.org/sections/stlouis.

Southern California
April 17: Dinner meeting. Anaheim, Calif. Contact Linda Rogers at 714-282-0919 or [email protected], orvisit www.scifts.net.

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.