Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dean a finalist for Calif. university presidency

Jeffrey Armstrong, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is one of three finalists for the presidency of California Polytechnic State University. More of the story is available here.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Food Safety Instructors Wanted

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), in support of a Nationally Integrated Food Safety System and FDA's Training Vision, have begun an effort to identify qualified instructors for various food protection training courses.  

IFPTI is surveying to identify existing or potential food safety training instructors within the food protection community. This includes current or former employees of agencies, industry, or academia having expertise in food protection. Content areas of expertise include food, dairy, feed, produce, laboratory, epidemiology, shellfish, meat, egg, or any other related areas.
A National Food Protection Training Curriculum is being developed and IFPTI is collecting this pool of instructors in order to identify opportunities to expand the delivery of existing as well as yet-to-be-developed training courses across the country.  Interested individuals may be contacted about attending instructor training, auditing course deliveries, performing actual training, or assisting on course and curriculum development activities.    
Please open the link below, complete the "Instructor Assessment Preference" form and check those courses listed that you are qualified and have an interest in teaching.  You are encouraged to identify other courses not listed for which you are also qualified. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Government Perspectives and Consumer Insights on Label Claims (webcast slide presentation posted)

A Web cast hosted by the International Food Information Council Foundation featured speakers to discuss the rules and regulations that support the use of label claims and research into how people use the food label when choosing foods and beverages. Click here to view Web cast slides (PDF).

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