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Food Science and Technology News: October 2017 Highlights

  • Citation Needed and the Food Science Club hosted the screening of the ‘Food Evolution’ movie and hosted a Q&A following the movie with special guest Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam. Click here to read the Columbus Dispatch’s story about the event.
  • David & Ginny Brown have made a generous donation of $100,000 for the dairy program of Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores. David is an alumnus of CFAES and 1962 graduate with a degree in Dairy Technology. The Brown’s gift will provide the Dairy Pilot Plant with new state-of-the-art equipment.
  • The department hosted an advance book release and book signing as part of CFAES Fallfest activities. Co-written by FST alum Dr. Bill Hildebolt and Ohio State alum Bonnie Daneker, “It’s In There!®” is based on Prego spaghetti sauce and Dr. Hildebolt’s 15-year experience in the product development department at Campbell Soup Company and will be available for order from The Ohio State University Press with proceeds going to scholarships.
  • Dr. Ken Lee will be a speaker in the November 3rd TEDXColumbus titled "TRUST: The Currency of our Time". Click here to learn more.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Valente Alvarez who has been inducted into Phi Tau Sigma, the Honor Society of Food Science and Technology.
  • Dr. Yael Vodovotz was the Spotlight Investigator for the Fall 2017 Issue of the NIH National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention newsletter. Click here to read the issue.
  • Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona and PhD student Mei-Ling Shotts attended the SciX 2017 meeting in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Rodriguez presented “Fingerprinting Food Ingredients for Authentication by Portable Vibrational Spectroscopy Technologies” and Mei-Ling presented “Authentication of Turkish Honeys Using a Portable Raman Spectroscopy”.
  • Dr. Monica Giusti co-authored an article that is being featured as the cover for the November issue of the IFT Journal of Food Science. The article is the result of years of work by an expert panel on natural colorants in collaboration with the colorant industry, with recommendations for the safety of colors exempt from certification. Click here to go to the JFS site.
  • Dr. Yael Vodovotz was quoted in an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about candy corn. Click here to read the article.
  • Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores participated in and helped organize the 2nd International Forum on Milk and Health that took place in Mexico City in October. Directed to medical professionals and students, the forum had participation of over 450 attendees and dealt with the positive role of milk on fighting obesity.
  • Dr. Valente Alvarez joined the OSU delegation with CFAES to attend the Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta, GA in October. He worked with other faculty to mentor and review resumes of PhD candidates and recent graduates looking for job opportunities.
  • Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona was recognized during half-time at the Ohio State vs. Maryland football game for being a 2017 recipient of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Click here to learn more about the award.
  • Citation Needed president Haley Chatelaine was the guest speaker for the “What’s Trending Now”, a lunch and learn hosted by OSU Extension that focuses on emerging agricultural issues.
  • PhD student Alex Pierce-Feldmeyer recently blogged about current food trends in the IFTSA Science Meets Food blog. Click here to read the blog.
  • Two FST graduate students are involved in the 2017 IFTSA Global Summit. IFTSA past President Matt Teegarden helped to facilitate IFTSA receiving a grant from the American Society of Association Executives to create the IFT17 Go with Purpose Global Challenge. This program invited 10 participants from all around the world to propose a solution to a case study using the resources they found at IFT. Ariel Garsow, one of the Global Challenge participants, will be sharing about her experience in the program at the IFTSA Global Summit on November 1st.
  • In collaboration with Quality Chekd Dairies, the Food Industries Center offered a Dairy 101: Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management course on October 10 – 12. Participants learned the processing technologies and practices of a fluid milk plant operation from the farm to receiving, to manufacturing, all the way to the customer.
  • The Food Industries Center conducted an onsite Better Process Control School at Abbott in Casa Grande, AZ on October 23 – 25, training employees in thermal processing of low-acid and acidified foods.
  • Dr. Jiyoung Lee recently had three papers published:
    - Lee, S, Jiang, X, Manubolu, M, Riedl, K, Ludsin, S, Martin, J, Lee, J. 2017. Cyanotoxin from Irrigation Water Accumulates in Fresh Produce and Soil: Implications for Public Health and Food Security. Food Research International. (In Press).
    - Wituszynski, D, Hu, C, Zhang, F, Chaffin, J, Lee, J, Ludsin, S, Martin, J. 2017. Microcystin in Lake Erie fish: Risk to human health and relationship to cyanobacterial blooms. Journal of Great Lakes Research. [Epub ahead of print]
    - Jiang, X, Lee, S, Mok, C, Lee, J. 2017. Sustainable Methods for Decontamination of Microcystin in Water using Cold Plasma and UV with Reusable TiO2 Nanoparticle Coating. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 14(5):480.

Upcoming Events

November 1 Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
Dr. Martha Belury, Department of Human Sciences

November 1-2 Advanced CIP

November 3  2017 TEDxColumbus:Trust, Dr. Ken Lee

November 8 Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
Dr. Raul Cano, Cal Poly Emeritus Professor and Executive Director, Research ATCC Center for Translational Microbiology

November 15 Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
Alex Pierce-Feldmeyer, FST PhD candidate

November 29 Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
Dr. Macdonald Wick, Ohio State Department of Animal Sciences

December 4-5 Introductory HACCP

December 6-8 FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food Training