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Episode 24

IFT Appert Award Winner Fereidoon Shahidi on Food Waste; FDA on the Food Traceability Rule

This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and experts taken from the pages of the November 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine.

Fereidoon Shahidi, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and recipient of the 2023 IFT Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Nicolas Appert, discusses the importance of fundamental research to solve food waste and improve health. FDA’s Adam Friedlander and IFT’s Blake Harris serve up an exclusive extended segment on the agency’s final Food Traceability Rule, its fundamental elements, and steps companies can take to prepare themselves and their supply chains for compliance, just two years away.

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Fereidoon Shahidi Fereidoon Shahidi is a university research professor and distinguished scholar in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received the 2023 IFT Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Nicolas Apert for his work in nutraceuticals and functional foods. He has authored more than 1,000 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, 78 books, and 10 patents.

Adam Friedlander Adam Friedlander is Policy Analyst, Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Blake Harris Blake Harris is technical director of IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center.

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