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Issue 12            

August 2012  


Register by September 4  

IIT IFSH Annual Meeting | September 19-20, 2012   Burr Ridge Conference Center | Burr Ridge, IL      


Members and stakeholders are encouraged to register in advance for the 2012 IIT IFSH Annual Meeting by Tuesday, September 4. Registration for the annual meeting is required and the registration fee is $150. Please click here for easy online registration. 



Reserve by August 31, 2012. A block of rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the Marriott Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge, Illinois at a rate of $155.00 per night, plus tax. Please click this link to reserve accommodations:


Marriott Chicago Southwest

1200 Burr Ridge Parkway

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Tel: 630.986.4100   

Fax: 630.986.4299



The Chicago Marriott Southwest Burr Ridge is located about 21 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 40 minutes southwest of downtown Chicago. Midway Airport is approximately 13 miles and 30 minutes from the hotel. A complimentary airport shuttle is available but a reservation is required. Please call 630.986.4100 to reserve the Marriott Southwest's shuttle service. The American Taxi fee is approximately $37 from O'Hare and $29 from Midway. For taxi service, dial 5 at O'Hare and 13 at Midway from the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area.


Please contact LaShondra Stephens if you require any assistance with your arrangements, have any questions, or need more information (708.563.8278,




Be a Part of Our Technology Showcase    


There are still a few spots available for our first IIT IFSH Industry
Members Technology Showcase, which will occur during the Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

Industry member companies that participate in the showcase will have the opportunity to meet and display their company's technologies. It's a great opportunity for members to get to know each other's technology interest areas and to facilitate discussions and discovery of future collaborative projects.

Reserve your space by responding on the IIT IFSH Annual Meeting registration page on Eventbrite, or by emailing your confirmation to LaShondra Stephens at



IIT IFSH Scientists On the Move     


Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, Director, Center fNutrition & Aging Journalor Nutrition Research at IIT IFSH, is serving a co-editor-in-chief of Nutrition and Aging, a new international journal directed to the study of the effects of diets and dietary components on aging and age-related diseases. The journal is published by IOS Press.  


The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) reported that
Britt Burton-Freeman
the IFT Annual Meeting session, Childhood Obesity Solutions: What Can Industry Do?, presented in June, was among the highest ranked for attendance. IIT IFSH's Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, was a featured speaker in the session, which ranked among the top 5 overall (out of 111) and the top attended symposium (out of 76) at the meeting, which attracted more than 18,000 attendees to the 2012 event in Las Vegas.

Press & Publications      

    Microbial Decontamination book

Chapter Highlights in New Book on Microbial Decontamination


IIT IFSH engineer and research assistant professor Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, PhD, has authored three chapters in the new book, Microbial Decontamination in the Food Industry: Novel Methods and Applications. Edited by A. Demirci, Pennsylvania State University, and M.O. Ngadi, McGill University, Canada, the book is No. 234 in the Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Krishnamurthy's chapters cover microbial decontamination of food by ultraviolet (UV), pulsed UV light and infrared (IR) heating. 

Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a one-of-a-kind applied food science 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