IFT Launches Global Food Traceability Center

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is hosting a live webcast event to officially launch its new Global Food Traceability Center. IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center will bring together key stakeholders in the food system to create the first single, not-for-profit, unbiased scientific entity focused on product tracing. The center will improve response time to foodborne outbreaks, reduce the scope of recalls, and conduct root-cause analysis to encourage efficient traceability practices, ultimately benefiting both companies and consumers.

September 11, 2013
1 to 2 p.m. ET

• Janet Collins,CFS, President of the Institute of Food Technologists
• Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President of the Grocery Division, Walmart
• Sherri McGarry, Foodborne Outbreak Coordinator on the Emergency Coordination and Response Staff in the Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• Caroline Smith DeWaal, Director of the Food Safety Program for the Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Artavazd Hakobyan, Food Safety Technical Lead with the Global Food Safety Partnership at the World Bank
• William Fisher, CFS, Vice President, Science & Policy Initiatives, Institute of Food Technologists

Registration is complimentary: www.visualwebcaster.com/GFTCLAUNCH

Source: Institute of Food Technologists