IFT SciDish Podcast


Join host Bruce Perkins to learn more about the student group who won the Don’t Spoil It! An International Digital Hackathon in March 2021. The students share their motivations for joining the competition, the benefits from the competition, how they overcame obstacles, what they are currently working on and more. To learn more about the student’s solution to food waste visit Foodypal on Instagram.

Hackathon Graphic
Hackathon Graphic

Speakers:

  • Marcela Silva: Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School
  • Nigel Kang: University of Minnesota
  • Sofia Sierra: Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School
  • Fawaz Bagoudou: Shinshu University
  • Chandrima Shrivastava: Empa
Bruce Perkin

Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food
Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin

Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food
Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin is the principal scientist and operator of Robust Food Solutions LLC, a food science-based consultancy that has operated since 2017, providing strategic advice and hands-on support to food businesses in the areas of quality systems and food safety, innovation, product development, and organizational design.

Bruce is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified HACCP practitioner, and is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality. He is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual under the FSMA regulations. He has completed Food Defense training through the FDA and the FSPCA. Bruce is a past Chairperson of the Dallas /Fort Worth chapter of IFT, and also a past Chair of the Food Service Division of IFT. In addition, Bruce is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Texas Womens’ University teaching NPD, Food Science and Food Safety to Culinology students.

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