Our member IIT/IFSH is currently accepting qualified nominees for their 2019 Darsh Wasan IFSH Food Safety Award. The 2019 IFSH award recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made "outstanding contributions to food safety across government, academia, and industry."
The qualifications for nominees are:
1. Nominees must be actively involved in the field of food safety and technology with academia, government or industry
2. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding contributions to food safety and technology across government, academia and industry
3. Nominee should be employed by a current member or collaborator of IFSH
Nominations materials should include a cover letter and a copy of the candidate's CV and should provide specific information on the following:
1. Career highlights - length of service and positions held in the food safety and technology profession
2. Leadership roles and specific achievements or accomplishments in food safety across academia, industry and government
3. Educational activities in food safety and technology
4. Participation in IFSH activities
Please submit your nomination(s) for the 2019 Darsh Wasan IFSH Food Safety Award by e-mail byFriday, August 30, 2019 to Dr. Jason Wan, IFSH Associate Director, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous award recipients are: Dr. Jon DeVries, General Mills (2005), Dr. Michael Cirigliano, Unilever (2006), Dr. Richard Whiting, FDA/CFSAN (2007), Dr. Katherine Swanson, Ecolab ( 2008), Dr. Paul Hall, AIV Microbiology and Food Safety Consultants, LLC (2009), Mr. Daniel Brown (2010), Dr. C. Patrick Dunne, U.S. Army (2011), Will Daniels, Earthbound Farm (2012), Dr. Donald L. Zink, FDA CFSAN (2013), Dr. Wilfredo Ocasio, the National Food Lab (2014), Dr. Bruce Tompkin (2015), Dr. Kurt Deibel, KraftHeinz (2016), Dr. Ruth Petran, Ecolab (2017), and Bob and Barbara Sanderson, Jonathan's Sprouts (2018).
The Polsky Incubator is open to early-stage startups with a dedicated, full-time team. Current participants include entrepreneurs from the South Side of Chicago, recent UChicago graduates, graduate school alumni, faculty, and staff.
If you have a prototype built, a team in place, are working full-time on your new business, and are ready to grow, the Polsky Incubator could be a good option for you! Applications from all industries are welcome; however, certain strategic industries are more strongly encouraged.
Applications are open to alumni of the University and its partner institutions (e.g., Argonne National Laboratories, Fermilab, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), as well as entrepreneurs from our South Side community and across Chicago. Startups with solo founders will not be accepted. In all cases, a component of the application review will include the ways in which the startup articulates a growth path which is inclusive of current students (e.g., interns or cofounders), partnering with researchers on campus, utilizing equipment on campus, or growing in the Hyde Park area of the city. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed quarterly.
The Polsky Center accepts applicants into its Polsky Incubator on an annual basis.
2019 – 2020 Dates //
Monday, August 19: Applications are due by 10:00 a.m.Week of September 3: Interviews will be heldThursday, September 12: Teams will be notifiedTuesday, October 1: Move in and orientation
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Delivery companies, food stamp eligibility requirements and a bill proposing to raise the minimum wage are the dominant topics of late. Are you staying on top of these issues?
DELIVERY WOES AND FOES: The term "food-delivery war" has become a recurring topic in our news scans. On July 15, The Wall Street Journal tied the slow growth of restaurants offering third-party delivery to the slow growth of the delivery companies themselves. In a separate article, food policy writer Heather Haddon described how delivery companies are "sharing more data and fusing technology more seamlessly with restaurants" to prove their worth to restaurants that may see them as expensive and difficult to use.
OH, SNAP: On July 23, the USDA proposed a rule that would reform eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, aka food stamps). The policy allows states to circumvent current income limits and automatically enroll households that already receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. Under this change, 3.1 million participants who are currently automatically eligible for benefits would not be.
WRESTLING WITH WAGES: Influential voices have long debated the costs and benefits of raising the minimum wage. Earlier this month, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasted that raising the federal minimum wage would "boost workers' earnings through higher wages, though some of those higher earnings would be offset by higher rates of joblessness." On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would more than double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025. Supermarket Newscontended the bill, known as the Raise the Wage Act, "faces slim-to-none chance in Republican-controlled Senate."
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Mars, Incorporated has selected the inaugural class for their SEEDS of CHANGE™ Accelerator program, designed to help early stage food-focused companies fast-track growth and live their purpose to build a healthier and more sustainable future. The six selected companies are Brooklyn Delhi, Fora, NoBull Burger, Oxtale, Prommus, and True Made Foods.
The panel selected these six US participants out of the search that focused on companies that share the Mars Food purpose – Better Food Today. A Better World Tomorrow. – through world flavors, plant-based eating, easy-meal solutions, responsible food and creating with care. The final six companies include
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Last week, the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute released data showing that U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods have grown 11 percent in the past year, bringing the total plant-based market value to $4.5 billion. “Given that plant-based food is a growth engine for food industry, growing more than 5x that of total food, retailers are excited to provide as much innovation and variety of delicious-tasting plant-based foods to satisfy their shoppers’ needs,” said Julie Emmett Senior Director, Retail Partnerships at PBFA. That’s good news for 19-year-old Ben Pasternak, a new kid on the food-stuff block who may be poised to take the category to the next level.
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If you miss the days of sitting in front of the television watching Nickelodeon with a bowl of cereal, Kellogg’s is bringing some much-needed childhood frivolity back to our lives.
On Thursday, the food-manufacturing company announced it has teamed up with Salford Brewery Seven Bro7hers to turn its “less-than-perfect” Rice Krispies and Coco Pops into beer.
Following the success of the brewery’s Throw Away IPA – made from leftover Kellogg’s CornFlakes – the brewers have created a new range of beers made from the grains discarded during the cooking process at the cereal giant’s Manchester factory.
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In many cultures around the world, insects and arachnids form a normal part of a person's diet. In the United States and Europe, however, we tend to regard such "delicacies" with mistrust. Can scientific evidence suggesting that insects are more healthful and nutritious than other foods change our minds?
Edible insects have the highest market value in Asia-Pacific regions, according to recent reports. However, the same reports indicate that their value is on the rise in the United States.
RXBar is pushing further beyond its protein bar heritage by diving into another category where there’s already plenty of competition: oats.
Yes, the bar company acquired by Kellogg Co. in 2017 is getting into the cereal business. Clearly, it’s aware of PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats and the other products that try to compete against that behemoth. And it’s going into that category anyway.
“Healthy competition is always good,” RXBar Chief Marketing Officer Victor Lee says on the latest episode of Ad Age’s Marketer’s Brief podcast. “If you don’t have competition you start to question well, why are we doing this?”
MillerCoors is taking another step towards a plastic-free world with their newest product, a fiber, eco-friendly six-pack beer ring. The recyclable, biodegradable and compostable six-pack beer rings are currently only being used in Colorado. The MillerCoors craft brewer, AC Golden, has the fiber rings on their Colorado Native beer. However, a spokeswoman for MillerCoors said if the trial run goes well, the fiber rings could eventually be available in Milwaukee.
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