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2003: Ushering in Chicago's Year of Food Science

CHICAGO - The world of food science and technology will descend upon Chicago and elsewhere in 2003 as the result of direct involvement from the international, not-for-profit scientific society Institute of Food Technologists.

Based in Chicago and home to 27,000 individual members worldwide, IFT regularly provides the largest, most comprehensive open exchanges of information on the prevailing topics involving food, food science and food technology. As noted below, the coming year will exemplify these efforts.

- The First World Congress on Food Irradiation: A Challenge to Food Safety and Trade May 5-7, McCormick Place, Chicago Co-sponsored by IFT, the National Food Safety & Toxicology Center at Michigan State University and others More information at:

- IFT's Annual Meeting + Food Expo®:
Navigating Change. . .Sound Science, Common Sense and a Spark of Innovation July 12-16, McCormick Place, Chicago Sponsored by IFT More information at:

- The 12th Annual World Congress of Food Science and Technology: Feeding the World. . .Opportunities Without Boundaries July 16-20, Hilton Hotel & Towers, Chicago Co-sponsored by IFT and the International Union of Food Science and Technology.
More information at:

- The IFT International Food Safety and Quality Conference: The Challenge of Perfection Nov. 5-7, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by IFT More information at:

Additional information on these meetings and others can be gained at or at [email protected].


Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a not-for-profit scientific society with 27,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions in industry, academia and government. As the society for food science and technology, IFT brings sound science to the public discussion of food issues. For more on IFT, see

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