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The Washington, DC Section IFT has been recognized as a 2015-2016 Section of Excellence!

Upcoming Event:

SAVE THE DATE! DC IFT 2017 Food Policy Impact

Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM & Friday, February 10, 2017 from 9:00AM-4:00PM

Arent Fox, 1717 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006


Holiday Party – Champagne and Chocolate Tasting at Co Co. Sala

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 6:00-7:30PM

Co Co. Sala, 929 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Come join the DC IFT section for a champagne and chocolate tasting event! Tickets are $35 each, and can be purchased here.

Past Event:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Industry Funded Research: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been increasingly utilized by third parties and the mainstream consumer media to harvest stories (despite accurateness) behind industry-funded food science and nutrition research.  Almost all food companies and academics in the area of food science have conducted industry-funded research.  This hot topic webinar will help train both industry professionals and academics on the various components of FOIA, how to set up policies that protect both groups in the instance of a FOIA request, and how to respond to an outside FOIA request.  Expert academicians and legal counsel will engage webcast attendees in an interactive discussion and Q/A session.

Institute of Food Technologists: 2016 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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