Sponsors and Donors (2020 - 2021)

Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt and Peter Barton Hutt, Phi Tau Sigma Lifetime Members. Catherine is food safety and regulatory consultant and expert witness with RdR Solutions, and Peter is an attorney with Covington and Burling. Both are IFT Fellows. (Donation for the Dr. Gideon “Guy” Livingston Scholarship)

Dr. Daryl and Mrs. Dawn Lund. Dr. Lund is past President of Phi Tau Sigma, Lifetime Member, past Treasurer, current Assistant Treasurer, and an Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Sponsorship of the Dr. Daryl B. Lund Student International Travel Scholarship.)

David K. Park, B.S., Phi Tau Sigma Lifetime Member, is Principal, Food-Defense, LLC, providing expert food safety / food defense, USFDA and USDA-FSIS Process Authority technical and regulatory consultation for thermal and non-thermally processed low acid canned foods (LACF), acidified foods (AF), and refrigerated extended shelf life foods (ESL) and their packaging systems. (Donation towards a Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship.)

Dr. Fergus Clydesdale, a Lifetime Member of Phi Tau Sigma, is the Distinguished Professor and Director of the UMass Food Science Policy Alliance, University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of Phi Tau Sigma since the 1960’s.

William Benjy Mikel, Ph.D., a Phi Tau Sigma past President and a Lifetime Member who appreciates the field of food science and technology. (Donation towards a Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship.)

Dr. Rakesh K. Singh is a Past President of Phi Tau Sigma, a Lifetime Member; and is a Professor in the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of Georgia, where he was department head from 2001 to 2020. He is also a Fellow of IFT, Fellow of IAFoST, Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India, and Editor-in-Chief of LWT – Food Science and Technology. (Sponsorship of a Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship.)

Dr. Mary K. Schmidl is the President of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a Lifetime Member and a past President of Phi Tau Sigma, a Past President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Theodore P. Labuza is a Lifetime Member of Phi Tau Sigma, a Past President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Food Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.

Peter M Salmon, M.S., MBA, a Lifetime Member of Phi Tau Sigma, is the Founder and President of International Food Network, Inc., currently retired. (Donation towards a Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Scholarship.)

Corvus Blue LLC is a Chicago-based contract food science and research firm retained by food, dietary supplement, and allied enterprises to expedite new product development and commercialization and pave the path for rapid market realization with competitive intelligence and food science communication. The firm works with startups and established entities at the intersection of science and business to maximize opportunity and minimize risk.

Annual Meeting Schedule

We invite you to participate in the Phi Tau Sigma activities during the IFT Annual Meeting. The schedule can be found here.

Dr. Dennis Heldman receiving special recognition award

Symposiums

Every year, Phi Tau Sigma sponsors and organizes several symposiums during the IFT annual meeting. List of the upcoming symposiums are listed here.

Program Committee

Program committee is responsible for identifying and presenting appropriate programs to encourage the long-range professional growth of Phi Tau Sigma