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Make a Good Gumbo Game Winners

During the 2014 IFT Food Expo, we invited you to participate in a friendly competition that celebrates the local cuisine, while helping you get the greatest amount of value for your time at our event. Using the IFT14 mobile app, attendees visited specific locations designated in the app, found the “Make a Good Gumbo” sign, and entered the unique code into the mobile app. There were winners announced each day and a grand prize winner.

Disney–IFTSA Product Development Competition

IFTSA 2014 Student Competition Winners

Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2014 Competition Winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated. Product Development Competition, sponsored by Mars: 1st place: Cornell University—Popples 2nd place: University of Wisconsin—Walking Wok 3rd place: McGill—Frisson Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition: Domestic: 1st place: Cal Poly—Amma Mamas 2nd place: Cornell University—So-Sweet 3rd […]

Evan Turek Scholarship Winners Recognized at Division Social

Evan Turek was an exceptional mentor who was dedicated to helping shape the next generation of food science scientists and developing leaders in the field. This year, thanks in part to two generous companies, Feeding Tomorrow was able to award two scholarships in Evan’s honor. The Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Internship Sponsored by Kraft […]

Fun Run finish line

Fun Run participants raise $107,000 for Feeding Tomorrow

About 550 runners and walkers braved puddles, humidity, and the threat of more rain in Audubon Park this morning for the 14th Annual IFTSA and Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run and Walk, which raises money to support Feeding Tomorrow’s scholarship fund. The event kicked off at 5:45 a.m. with a pre-race stretch led by a local […]

Make a Good Gumbo Winners for Sunday

The Sunday winners of the Make a Good Gumbo contest are: Michael Williamson, Partner from Polsinelli Robin Mozzillo, R&D Manager from Pizza Hut Make sure to play again tomorrow for another chance to win! Download the mobile app to play.

Events, Competitions Will Keep Students Busy in NOLA

If you are a student and looking for events to connect with your peers you’ve come to the right place. These events not only help you network with industry professionals, but they also provide ways to advance your professional and technical skills. Here’s a look at some of what is planned for this year. Student […]

Student Product Developers Ready to Mix It Up in New Orleans

Get ready for some heated competition when finalists from six universities participate in the final phases of the 2014 IFT Student Association & Mars Product Development Competition in New Orleans. This annual competition, which made its debut more than two decades ago, invites teams from colleges and universities to conceptualize a new food product and […]

Competing to Serve the Greater Good

The annual IFT Student Association (IFTSA) Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition is well aligned with one of IFTSA’s important goals: engaging student members from around the global to employ their scientific skills in service to a significant cause. Each year this competition, which is now in its sixth year, is built around a specific […]

Disney Contest Finalists Deliver Fun + Health + Innovation

Healthy snacks and fun Disney characters come together in this annual event—the Disney-IFTSA (IFT Student Association) Product Development Competition. The competition, now in its sixth year, challenges student teams to develop a nutritious, innovative snack for children age 12 and younger and to tie it into a popular Disney character. It is sponsored by Disney […]

2014 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

A Trio of Standouts on the Food Expo Floor

Chromeless Video Player branded for IFT As you’re walking the expansive Food Expo floor, it’s a near certainty that you’ll see some novel products that may impact your work in the future. During your sauntering, you may want to pay special attention to three exhibitors— Arla Foods Ingredients, PerkinElmer, Inc., and Solazyme, Inc. Why? Each […]

C. Patrick Dunne

C. Patrick Dunne Receives Appert Award

C. Patrick Dunne, Ph.D., Retired Senior Advisor in Advanced Processing and Nutritional Biochemistry for the Dept. of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Center, was honored as the recipient of the 2014 Nicolas Appert Award on Saturday, June 21, at the Awards Celebration. Janet Collins, IFT President, presented Dunne with the award, […]

2014 IFT Fellows

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the […]

Phi Tau Sigma & IFT Announce Division Posters Winners

On Saturday afternoon, Phi Tau Sigma and IFT paid tribute and awarded student finalists of the division poster competition. Students from many universities across the globe received certificates and awards in various categories based on the division discipline, such as Aquatic Food Products, Dairy, and Nonthermal Processing. Mary K. Schmidl, Adjunct Professor Department of Food […]

Make a Good Gumbo Game

For four days in June, food professionals from all over the world will gather in New Orleans—a city renowned for its rich culinary traditions. We invite you to participate in a friendly onsite competition that celebrates the local cuisine, while helping you get the greatest amount of value for your time at our event. Note: […]

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