IFSH Inaugural Opening and Tour Scheduled for April 11

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.

The new institute will create "centers" as separate but interactive lines of business comprising the IFSH organizational and administrative structure to streamline research activities and projects to better meet the needs of its members in government, industry and academia. The restructured, streamlined organization strongly positions IFSH to better assist the nation's food companies and regulators with practical, authoritative science-based knowledge, especially in light of new requirements arising from the recent passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act.