June 23, 2003

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IFT Opens Shop in Chicago

IFT Opens Shop in Chicago

CHICAGOThe Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) presents its 2003IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, which will take place July 12 to 16 atMcCormick Place South in Chicago. The event promises to attract thousands offood scientists, technologists and business professionals, and will host morethan 900 exhibitors. The expo will also include an extensive technical programwith more than 1,800 presentations, comprising symposia, poster sessions,technical sessions, continuing education and Hot Topics.

The 2003 Hot Topics include Food Trends: The Top 5 for 05, whichwill cover the factors shaping the food industrys landscape and emergingtrends; The Food Industry Under Attack: How High is the Plaintiffs Bar?which will examine the impact of litigation and food industry responses fornutrition, obesity, Californias Proposition 65 and genetically modifiedorganisms (GMOs); and The Brave New World of NutrigenomicsA Roadmap to theFuture, which will address how gene chips and other technologies work, aswell as whether companies will exploit nutrigenomics to develop functional foodsfor people with specific gene traits. Additional technical presentations willcover the range of food science and technology, discussing topics such aschoosing foods for improved health, the proposed good manufacturing practices (GMPs)for the dietary supplement industry, credibility in science, organic foods afterimplementation of the National Organic Program and dietary supplement safety.Presentations will also touch on the focused topics of allergenicity,microencapsulation, phytochemicals and plant bioactive materials, lipids,antioxidants, proteins, nutrition and more. For more information on thetechnical session and the expo, visit www.ift.orgor Booth #3361 at the IFT Food Expo.

On the heels of the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the IUFoST 12thWorld Congress of Food Science and Technology, which will take place in ChicagoJuly 16 to 20. The theme for this years congress is Feeding theWorld...Opportunities Without Boundaries, and IFT has encouraged delegatesand attendees to attend both shows. To register online, visit www.worldfoodscience.org/worldcongress.

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