IFT to Host First Food Policy Impact Conference in December

November 11, 2011

The event will feature two tracks, one focusing on food safety, and the other on food labeling and marketing.

On December 1 in Arlington, VA, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will host its first-ever Food Policy Impact Conference. The event will feature two tracks, one focusing on food safety, and the other on food labeling and marketing.

IFT has announced several notable speakers, including an opening session with updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act provided by Michael R. Taylor, JD, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, and Jenny Scott, senior advisor to the director of the Office of Food Safety at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

“From a global perspective, establishing food regulations and standards is critical to ensuring the safety and quality of our food supply,” said IFT president Roger Clemens, in a press release. “This conference addresses crucial governmental efforts through regulatory interpretation, analysis of emerging issues, and realistic assessments of the impact of policy on the food industry.”

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