Below is the planned list of events for the 2015-2016 DCIFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.

Date Time Event
September 29, 2015 2:30 – 5:00pm Proposal to Establish a %DV for Added Sugars
November 18, 2015 5:00 – 8:00pm DC Central Kitchen Food Preparation Volunteer Activity
November TBA Union Kitchen Incubator Tour
December 16, 2015 6:00 – 7:30pm Holiday Party Activity: Chocolate and Bubbly Tasting
February 10, 2016 4:00 – 6:00pm DC IFT Section Pints and Politics Meeting
February 18, 2016 9:00am – 4:30pm Food Policy Impact Meeting (Full Day) IFT Agenda
March TBA Pickle Plant Tour
March 25, 2016 TBA Maryland Day at University of Maryland (Section Booth)
April 8-9, 2016 TBA IFTSA Central Atlantic Area Meeting at Virginia Tech (Poster Competition)
April/May TBA Winery Tour


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Institute of Food Technologists: Food Policy Impact: Keeping abreast of the latest developments in food laws, regulations and policy initiatives is absolutely critical for being compliant and anticipating “that ‘next step.’” Presented as a one-day program, IFT’s Food Policy Update is an opportunity to hear from, and network with, officials from the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), along with leading attorneys and industry leaders. Topics for discussion will include GMO and natural labeling, Food Safety Modernization Act, the Dietary Guidelines and much more. To access some of the presentations given during this event, please click on the corresponding links below.


Presentation Title Speaker    Link
CFSAN Update Steven Musser, Deputy Director for Scientific Operations, US FDA Musser
FSIS 2016 Policy Update Daniel L. Engeljohn, Assistant Administration, OPPD, USDA FSIS Engeljohn
Election Year Legislative and Regulatory Food Politics 101 Kailee Tkacz, Director of Food & Nutrition Policy, Corn Refiners Association Tkacz
Balancing “Food” Business and “Food” Policy Mike Greene, Vice President, Government Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition Greene
Welcome to the New Normal Linda Eatherton, Partner/Managing Director Global Practice Development & Director, Global Food & Beverage, Ketchum Eatherton
2015 Dietary Guidelines: Implementation Issues Kris Sollid, Director, Nutrition Communications, International Food Information Council Sollid
2020 Dietary Guidelines for Infants and Children- Opportunities and Challenges Sylvia Poulos, Manager, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Infant Nutrition Council of America Poulos
Food Safety Modernization Act: Implementation and Industry Preparedness Sanjay Gummalla, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute Gummalla

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