| IFSH Members:
Check your email July 20 for links to the
IFSH is pleased to offer our members and stakeholders in food safety and nutrition a new way to connect and stay informed about the latest developments at the institute and beyond.
Our digital newsletter, Insight, is designed to give you quick access to a variety of news updates and useful resources in an online digest format. You can find links to news, research and profiles posted on our website, in trade and mass media outlets, and social media channels, as well as partner and allied industry and scientific organization websites.
We look forward to your feedback and suggestions for making IFSH's
Insight a value-add for your organization.
Robert E. Brackett, PhD
IIT Vice President and IFSH Director, IFSH
|RE-ENVISIONING FOOD RESEARCH|
April 11 IFSH Launch Big Success
The official rollout of the renamed and restructured Institute for Food Safety and Health
in April featured a number of notable speakers, including including FDA Associate Commissioner for Food Protection Jeff Farrar, US Representative Dan Lipinski, Illinois Director of Public Health Damon T. Arnold, and Executive Vice President of Research, Development and Quality for Kraft Foods
Jean E. Spence.
Check out our photo gallery
at the IFSH website for images captured at the event, including IIT VP and IFSH Director Robert E. Brackett cutting the ceremonial cake and ribbon.
|ANNUAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH|
Member Publication Now Online
Each year, IFSH's National Center for Food Safety and Technology publishes the Annual Review of Collaborative Research
for members only. The 2010 report is 216 pages, published digitally in PDF format.
Members can download the two-part file from the Members
only area of the IFSH website. If you've forgotten your login ID and password, please contact LaShondra Stephens.
|ENROLL TODAY |
August 1 Deadline to Apply to IFSH's Food Processing Specialist Certificate Program
Following its successful launch in 2010, the IFSH Food Processing Specialist Certificate
is accepting applications to enroll in the 2011-2012 program. The application deadline is August 1, 2011.
This professional certificate program is designed for food industry professionals and graduate students in food science, food technology, or food engineering who aim to qualify at an intermediate level as a recognized Food Processing Specialist.
To register, please contact Renee McBrien
, Program Coordinator, Education and International Outreach.
|KUDOS & AWARDS|
FDA DFPST Staffers Honored by CFSAN
Congratulations to the following IFSH FDA Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (FDA DFPST) scientists and administrators who were awarded FDA CFSAN citations in July:
Richard McDonald, PhD, FDA Division Director and Chairman of NCFST Science Forum, was recognized with the CFSAN Legacy Award in honor of his outstanding contributions to preparing the next generation of scientists and professionals for a long-term career with the FDA.
As members of the Low Acid Canned Foods Final Rule group,
John Larkin, PhD, Chief, Process Engineering Branch, and
Nathan Anderson, PhD, Agricultural Engineer, received the
FDA Group Recognition Award for extraordinary initiative and contributions to revising the low-acid canned food regulations to allow for use of alternative temperature-indicating devices and to establish recordkeeping requirements.
As a member of the Grade "A" Equivalency for Canada team,
Thomas Graham, PhD, Microbiologist, received the FDA Group Recognition Award for exemplary teamwork and performance of Grade "A" Equivalency audits of Canada's food safety program for milk and milk products.
Travis Morrissey, Microbiologist, was awarded the CFSAN Quality Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the scientific and administrative staff of the Moffett Center and the goals of its collaborative food safety research program.
The CFSAN Scientific Achievement Award for Excellence in Laboratory Science was awarded to Yoon Song, PhD, Research Food Technologist/Packaging Scientist, for development of a nationally recognized research program in food packaging seal integrity and chemical migration and technical assistance in support of compliance program.
|IFSH ON THE ROAD, IN THE NEWS|
Make plans to meet up with IFSH leaders and researchers at the following food science and trade conferences:
International Association for Food Protection
July 31-Aug. 4, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 18-21, New Orleans, LA
IFSH Annual Meeting
October 11-12, Hyatt Lodge, McDonald's Campus, Oak Brook, IL
Allergen Workshop on Managing Allergens in Dry Manufacturing
(co-sponsored by Deloitte & Touche, LLC and IFSH)
October 13, Deloitte Offices, Chicago, IL
- IIT VP and IFSH Director Robert Brackett has provided commentary to the Washington Post, the New York Times and Science magazine in recent months. Check out the article links.
- IFSH nutrition researchers have published a new study on powerful bioactives in strawberries found to fight inflammation and reduce insulin. Take me to the study.
|Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food research institute that provides stakeholders in government, industry and academia the opportunity to develop and exchange knowledge and expertise to address key issues in food safety, food defense and nutrition. Located at IIT's Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, IL, IFSH is also home to the FDA CFSAN Division of Food Processing Science and Technology. For more, visit www.iit.edu/ifsh