Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

IDFA honors Wilkin

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) honored IFT member Edith Wilkin with the IDFA 2020 Food Safety Leadership Award. The award, now in its fourth year, honors an individual, group, or organization for outstanding leadership focused on enhancing food safety within the dairy products industry. Wilkin holds the position of staff vice president and fellow, food safety and regulatory compliance, for Leprino Foods in Denver.

Noting Wilkin’s service as chair of the Food Safety Initiative with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy during its inception, John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, lauded Wilkin for her role in leading, developing, and publishing traceability standards that have become the “gold standard” across the dairy industry.

Save the date: IFT20

Registration is now open for IFT20, which will focus on shifting how science of food professionals formulate, package, and experience food science and technology. With a goal of inspiring those who attend to pivot, evolve, grow, and expand their thinking, the annual event, which is themed SHIFT20, will help attendees imagine, learn, connect, and shift to what’s possible.

The most creative minds in the science of food will come together to share the latest research, discuss innovative solutions, and delve into forward-thinking topics. Learn what trends are on the horizon in food ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging, while interacting with the companies at the forefront of food science and technology. At IFT20 attendees can share and be challenged, question and taste, break boundaries, and help redefine the future of food.

More than 100 best-in-class education sessions will be offered, reflecting the latest research, global trends, and developments. In addition, pre-event short courses will be offered on July 11–12 covering a range of industry topics. For more information on the courses listed below, Click here:

  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Prep Course

  • Survey of Flavor Technology: Applications and Interactions

  • Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist

  • Labeling Requirements and Implications for Food Marketed in the U.S.

  • Product Development Through the Eyes of the Consumer

  • Introduction to Machine Learning, AI and Emerging Computational Tools

  • Design Thinking: Powerful Methods to Improve Your Product Development

  • FSNFS: Cannabis Edition

  • Trends Course

  • Starch Science Solutions

  • Battle of Proteins Competition

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Margaret Malochleb,
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Margaret Malochleb