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Jun 7, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), is pleased to announce that the consortium’s pressure assisted thermal sterilization (PATS) process won an IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the 2009 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Anaheim.
Jun 7, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), will give a special 15-minute presentation today showcasing the 2009 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award-winning pressure assisted thermal sterilization (PATS) process at the 2009 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Anaheim.
Mar 27, 2009
March 27, 2009 – The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), presented its prestigious 2009 NCFST Food Safety Award to Paul A. Hall, PhD, president and COO of AIV Microbiology & Food Safety Consultants LLC, at the consortium’s semi-annual meeting in March.
Mar 20, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), presented posthumously the NCFST Director’s Award to Unilever’s Mary Deborah “Debbie” Meiners at the consortium’s semi-annual meeting March 18-19.
Mar 11, 2009
Martin Cole, PhD, director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), testified today before a US congressional subcommittee deliberating key concepts that could be included in a model food safety bill.
Feb 27, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Avure Technologies, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the research institute’s filing of a new food sterilization process. The NCFST filing is the first ever petition to FDA for the commercial use of pressure-assisted thermal sterilization (PATS) processes for application in the production of low acid foods.
Nov 25, 2008
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), sailed toward the future while celebrating the past at its 20th Anniversary Gala held aboard the luxury vessel Odyssey on Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL, on October 16. The evening dinner-dance event, held during NCFST’s Annual Meeting, was attended by nearly 150 center members, staff and guests.
Nov 20, 2008
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) hosted its annual meeting October 16-17, 2008, at the Wyndham Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, IL. Approximately 80 staff and consortium members from government and industry gathered to hear the latest updates on the center’s collaborative food safety and nutrition research projects, facilities upgrades, and emerging trends in global challenges for the food supply chain.
Sep 25, 2008
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., urged experts at a nutrition and health workshop today to seize new opportunities to advance scientific knowledge about the way in which foods promote health and prevent disease. Co-organized by the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) and FDA, the one-day workshop, “The Role of Innovation and Technology in Meeting Individual Nutritional Needs,” was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
May 15, 2008
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) presented its prestigious 2008 NCFST Food Safety Award to Katherine M.J. Swanson, PhD, vice president of food safety, Ecolab, at the consortium’s semi-annual meeting in March.

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