IFT SciDish Podcast


The records indicate that the current avian influenza outbreak is the largest we have seen since 2014–2015. Join host Bruce Perkin and guest speaker Yvonne Thaxton as they discuss what is avian influenza, can humans’ contract it, the biosecurity measures that are in place and more!

 

Guest Speaker

Dr. Yvonne Thaxton

Dr. Yvonne Thaxton, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, 
University of Arkansas

Dr. Yvonne Thaxton

Dr. Yvonne Thaxton, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, 
University of Arkansas

Yvonne Thaxton is a renowned expert in poultry science and is currently a Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at the University of Arkansas. She earned her PhD in Poultry Pathology from Auburn University and is a speaker and advisor in the field of Poultry science and animal welfare.

    

 

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: Bruce Perkin
Principal Scientist, Robust Food Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin

IFT Sci Dish Host: 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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Episode 19: Bird Flu - Sorting Fact from Fiction

Bird Flu is a term that is used to describe the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Episode 18: Alternative Meat and a More Sustainable Food System

Animal agriculture's impact on climate change can be addressed through sustainable food alternatives.

Episode 17: How barley and the promise of upcycling can redefine the food sector’s approach to nutrition and sustainability – Sponsored by EverGrain

Ancient grains have become a buzzword in the food and nutrition industries – and there's a reason that humankind has cultivated and utilized these grains for centuries.

Episode 16: Career Conversations: Starting Your Career in the Food Space

Are you looking to start a career in the food space? Join Bruce Perkin, Armetha Pihlstrom (Senior Director of U.S. and Canada Foodservice Sales at Future Farms) and Dr. Owen Carryl (Executive Recruiter/Head of the Food Industry Practice at Kaye/Bassman International) as they discuss tips and tricks on how to nurture your career!

Episode 15: Wellness Flavors: Exploring a New Taste Profile Category

The global vanilla market is in flux: moving from undersupply to oversupply, and in the Wellness and personal health is on our minds now more than ever.

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