Hello Volunteer IFT Members! We will be having a meeting on Thursday 11/17/16 beginning at 5:00pm. This will be in the UTK Food Science Building; room 115.
Member cost for the event will be $25. Students will pay just $10 and they can bring a friend for free!
See you there!Mickey Miller President 2016-2017
We are beginning a new year with IFT. It is starting off slow. But, with all the new talent on the Board of Directors I am hopeful that we will be have a strong year ahead! Let’s get creative and have some fun while learning and networking!Mickey Miller President 2016-2017
Gale Prince – SAGE Food Safety Consultants “Food Safety Challenges Grow”
Gale brings over 48 years of food industry experience to the table, starting in 1967 at the Jewel Companies till his retirement from The Kroger Co. as their Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs. He is widely known for his involvement in industry and regulatory activities and in addressing global food safety issues. He has been called “The Dean” of product recalls having managed several thousand in his career and is noted for his knowledge of food safety and regulatory requirements.
In July, 2015, Gale received the IAFP Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to food safety.
There will be an opportunity for us to view and provide feedback on the Student posters going to IFT on July 1st. Please come support our students and your local IFT Section. I will send an email with timing and details this week.
I wanted to let everyone know that the spring meeting at Bush Brothers & Company was a great success! We had the best section meeting attendance in quite a while! To all our speakers, guests, and attendees…Thank you!
Prior to the section meeting, the Board of Directors held an all-day planning session to discuss the strategic plan and mission statement starting in 2015. I am excited about the potential to expand our section into something other than “meeting to be meeting.” The mission statement is agreed upon and has been posted on the home page.
The Board of Directors could really use some assistance if anyone is willing to serve…there are many options from full board member to helping with just one event. If you are interested, send us an email!
My thanks go to Lindsay Murphy who is coordinating a student poster review for late June or early July. Please support these students when the time comes and go view their hard work!
I hope to see all of you at our next meeting in August!
I wanted to welcome everyone to 2015 and I hope everyone has a great holiday! We are hoping to have our next meeting sometime in February near the Chattanooga area. I hope many of you can make it!
I would like to challenge long time members to take a student to lunch a couple times this year and network with them. Please feel free to post this information on the Facebook page along with something you learned about the student in your area. Students feel free to post your availability and willingness for an opportunity there as well.
Students may also talk to your faculty representative to relay the same information to one of the board members or myself (Mark Morgan at UTK and Tony Johnston at MTSU).
Volunteer Section Members,
I hope everyone is looking forward to an exciting year! We plan to have our next event in November if all works well. I look forward to meeting new members and seeing returning members then.
…More to come!
Volunteer Section President