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Apr 11, 2011
On April 11, 2011, VP and Director Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., will officially announce that the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) will become a principal operating unit within the newly formed Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The IFSH Inaugural Opening and Tour will showcase new facility capabilities to invited industry, government and IIT stakeholders and members of the media.
Apr 6, 2011
An inaugural launch event will mark the National Center for Food Safety and Technology's (NCFST) transition to a principal operating center within the newly formed Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The IFSH inaugural opening and tour will take place on Monday, April 11, from 10:00 am – noon at IIT's Moffett Campus in Bedford Park, IL.
Apr 1, 2011
In the first quarter of 2011, IFSH signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).
Nov 30, 2010
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (formerly National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), has achieved certification of the institute’s Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant. The laboratory certification audit was conducted in October, and the official certificate was issued by World BioHazTec Corp. on Nov. 30, 2010.
Jun 30, 2010
Robert E. Brackett Named Director of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D. has been named by President John Anderson as the new director and vice president of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Brackett will be responsible for management of the center and will continue to improve its stature as a national and international leader in the field. Brackett will report directly to IIT’s Provost, Dr. Alan W. Cramb.
Apr 7, 2010
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), presented its prestigious 2010 NCFST Award to Daniel G. Brown, a 37-year veteran of Hormel Foods Corp., at the consortium’s Mid-Year Meeting held in Burr Ridge, IL, April 6-7, 2010.
Dec 22, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the leading food research institute in high pressure processing (HPP) technology, announced today that it has formed a new HPP working group to drive forward scientific advances and commercial applications for industry. NCFST is inviting food packaging and product companies interested in capitalizing on this business development enterprise to join as members.
Nov 5, 2009
The National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), announced today that Martin Cole, PhD, Director, will be leaving NCFST to become Chief of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNS) in Sydney, Australia. He will begin his duties in January 2010.
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.

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