Sugar: Dietary Recommendations, Current Intakes, and the Future of Sweets
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S502AB
From Lab to Fork: The Emergence of Cellular Agriculture
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - N427D
The market introduction of products developed via cellular agriculture poses a myriad of questions from a regulatory perspective. For example, what level of regulatory oversight will be needed? How will it be ensured that these products are safe? Will these products have to be nutritionally equivalent to their conventionally-obtained counterparts? How will they be labelled? When genetically modified (GM) foods were first developed and brought to market, existing regulations had to be adapted and new regulations had to be promulgated and, in some jurisdictions, GM foods continue to be contentious. Similar developments are likely to be needed for the commercialization of products obtained via cellular agriculture.
This symposium will begin with an overview of cellular agriculture: what it is, and the methods and technologies used to develop cultured animal products. The stakeholders involved in advancing the research and development of cultured animal products will be shared, in addition to the challenges associated with the progress of research in this area. Whether the existing regulatory framework in the United States for bringing food products to market can be adapted to support the commercialization of cultured animal products will be discussed, in addition to foreseen regulatory challenges.
*Our thanks to Naturex for their sponsorship of the Product Development & Ingredient Innovations track*
Solving Formulation Challenges With Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives
When: Monday, 01/01/0001 through Monday, 01/01/0001, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Nutritional aspects of formulating an alternative dairy product will be discussed by Dr. Christopher Marinangeli, Director of Nutrition, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Pulse Canada. He will discuss the nutritional attributes of plant-based diets, including, nutritional adequacy or risk of inadequacy, and chronic disease. The presentation will also discuss the regulatory challenges in North America, particularly with plant-based protein, which can affect the ability to communicate the nutritional attributes of plant-based protein to consumers. Another challenge involves product texture. Dairy components are highly functional ingredients as they contribute unique functionality such as gelling, viscosity, and mouthfeel in dairy products. Removing these ingredients will result in a product that is low in gel strength, lacks mouthfeel and may be powdery. Ingredient strategies to build back and optimize texture in alternative dairy products that has a similar texture to traditional dairy products will be shown by Hanna Clune, Senior Food Technologist at Ingredion. Finally, developing cultured alternative products represents a unique challenge from a fermentation perspective. Dr. Mirjana Curic-Bawden from Chr. Hansen will discuss culture requirements for developing a vegan dairy product and some of the challenges associated with it. This symposium will allow the audience to understand the challenges associated with developing vegan dairy products as well as strategies and tools for overcoming these challenges.
Top 5 Ways to Advance Your Career in Food Science
When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Where: McCormick Place - IFT Central Booth
IFTSA Student Lounge
When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S503
University of Illinois Reception
When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Where: Hilton Chicago - Waldorf (3rd Floor)
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IFTSA College Bowl Competition - Rounds 7-12
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - S100 Ballroom
Technical Field Trip: SPEC Engineering
When: Tuesday, 07/17/2018 through Tuesday, 07/17/2018, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place - Shuttle Bus Pickup Area
Scientific & Applied Sessions
When: Wednesday, 07/18/2018 through Wednesday, 07/18/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
UMass Food Science Update
When: Monday, 07/16/2018 through Monday, 07/16/2018, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Where: Willis Tower (233 S. Wacker Drive) - 67th Floor
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