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April 2021

Seafood By-product Utilization: Looking at an old problem through a new lens

April 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Christina Mireles DeWitt, PhD is the Director of the Seafood Research and Education Center and Interim Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station as well as a professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology at Oregon State University Dr. DeWitt’s current research is focused on improving seafood quality, safety and utilization and will be talking about her work on concentrating ingredients such as proteins from seafood by-products to utilize in various food products. RSVP Today!  

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VOTE NOW!

April 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Our Section Bylaws have been updated and will be up for a vote to approve from April 19th to 5:00 pm CST on May 3rd.  Click below to access the PDF to review! Click here to review our updated Section Bylaws! Click here to vote now! Elections Run 4/19 – 5/3 – Ballots opened at 9am CT on 4/19 and will close automatically on the 5/3. Username = member number, pass = last name. Communications from IFT will include 3…

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May 2021

The Importance of Understanding and Managing Residual Food Safety Lists

May 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Our Featured Speaker ROBERT L BUCHANAN Ph.D. PROFESSOR EMERITUS, DEPARTMENT NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE AND CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND SECURITY SYSTEMS College of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA RSVP now! Dr. Buchanan is a Professor Emeritus of Food Safety in the University of Maryland Department of Nutrition and Food Science and was the first Director of the University’s Center for Food Safety and Security Systems. He received his B.S., M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D.…

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June 2021

Lunch & Learn: Getting Started with Rheology for Foods and Beverages

June 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Details: RSVP Now! Are your products delicious? How can you measure creaminess or the wobble of a jelly? How does temperature affect processing, does it really make things better? How do I improve the thickness of coating? Rheology impacts all of these key attributes and behaviors of foods and beverages but can be a minefield of complicated maths and arcane academic language. In this webinar we will help attendees skip to the best bits of rheology that they can…

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August 2021

The Great Guinness Gathering!

August 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd
Halethorpe, MD 21227 United States
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October 2021

Virtual Fall Trivia Night

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will have 2021 officer introductions, networking opportunities, and of course, fall and fall food-themed trivia! 3 rounds of Fall-themed questions - one fall food round with small prizes after each round Costume contest for IFT Members - audience choice receives a prize.  feel free to invite your household to join in too! This will be an individual game of trivia, so each individual who registers will receive links to join the zoom call and forms to submit their trivia…

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February 2022

Exciting Advances in Controlled Environment Agriculture Ensuring Local Access to Nutritious, Safe Food

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Maryland IFT for an exciting lunch and learn with our featured speaker John Erwin! John Erwin is an environmental physiologist whose research focuses on temperature stress physiology and environmental control in controlled environment agriculture systems.  He received degrees from Delaware Valley College and Michigan State University.  He was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota for 30 years and is now a Professor in, and Chair of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University…

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April 2022

Italian Cheesemaking Workshop with Artisan Pizza and Filled Pasta Making

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCormick Technical Innovation Center, 204 Wight Ave
Hunt Valley, 21031 United States
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Chef Gabby Quintana will be leading an Italian cheesemaking demonstration with artisan pizza and filled pasta making.  We will be making ricotta and mozzarella then topping artisan pizzas and making ravoili with our homemade cheeses.  Come prepared to network with local food science professionals while learning about Italian cuisine and maybe even winning a bottle of wine in a raffle! Full dinner will be provided: $20 IFT Members $25 Non-IFT Members $10 Students Register Now!

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July 2022

Selenium and Mercury: The Story in Fish

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Nicholas V. C. Ralston will be giving a seminar on environmental and epidemiological risk assessments. Join us for an informative and educational session to learn more about the impact of selenium and mercury in fish. Click to Register!

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August 2022

Maryland IFT Aquaculture and Seafood Excursion

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Join MD IFT for aquaculture tours, lunch, and networking opportunities!  Stay tuned,  more details to come!

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