Upcoming Events

AEMTEK Training Workshop: PCQI – Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food


24
Apr
2019
to
26
Apr
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Get PCQI Certified
This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be issued a Certificate of Training verifying qualified attendees as a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual).

Click Here for more info and to register now!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

Suppliers’ Night 2019 – Golf


06
May
2019
Location:

The Bridges Golf Club
San Ramon, CA

Overview:

10:30am – 12:30pm: Golf Check-In (arrive early), Practice Range Open
12:30pm – 6pm: Golf Classic Shot Gun Starts
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Cocktails, appetizers & laughs, followed by a great dinner, awards, prizes, and more fun!

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Suppliers’ Night 2019 – Expo


07
May
2019
Location:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Young California Building
Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exhibitor Setup
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Symposium
3:00pm – 6:30pm: Suppliers’ Night 2019. FREE visitor admission
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Supplier Sponsored – Happy Hour Mixer

Click here for Exhibitor registration

Click here for Visitor Guide
Pre-register at ncift@marketingdesigns.net

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Joint Dinner Event with AACT


07
May
2019
Location:

Blue Agave Club
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Overview:

AACT, in conjunction with NCIFT, has planned a wonderful evening for Tuesday, May 7th.  It will be a social gathering and buffet dinner after the annual NCIFT Suppliers Night Expo.  Please see below for all the details.  Please contact Ed Silva with your RSVP right away.  It promises to be an enjoyable evening…don’t miss it!

Date: May 7, 2019

Location:
Blue Agave Club
625 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925.417.1224

Time: 7:00pm

Menu: Deluxe Mexican Buffet

Price: $60 (cash or check at the door)

RSVP: Ed Silva
eds@amerlic.com
510.240.3012
Deadline: Friday, May 3rd

 

NCIFT Educator Event – Science Meets Food


07
May
2019
Location:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

CALLING ALL TEACHERS OF FOOD & SCIENCE! Do you teach a science or foods class and want to reenergize some of your lessons & labs? Looking to discover career paths for students with an interest in science? Join us in an event catered to teachers, combining worlds of chemistry, biology, food, communications, engineering and math. The Northern California Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT) is excited to welcome teachers and educators to an informational session to learn about Food Science.

  • Take away new labs that students can apply to their everyday lives
  • Understand the connection between basic science concepts and the foods we eat
  • Learn about the wide variety of careers in the food and beverage industry
  • Earn 0.5 CTE Credit for attending

RSVP Today!

Tuesday, May 7th
8:30am – 3:00pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA


8:30am: Meet & Greet
~ light breakfast provided ~

9:00am: Program Begins

12:00pm: Q&A
~ lunch provided ~

1:00pm: Symposium
“Sustainability & Innovation to Feed the World”

3:00pm: Adjourn


Registration
Registration Fee: $30
Program Title: Science Meets Food
Dates: May 7, 2019
5-digit CEU Code: 30956
https://commerce.cashnet.com/CEUsjsu

*If you wish to register without earning CEU credits, please contact Imelda Vasquez at Marketing Designs:
ncift@marketingdesigns.net
650.802.0888


Optional Program:
3:00 Suppliers’ Expo

Visit www.ncift.org for more information


Map and Driving Directions:

The Alameda County Fairgrounds is located at 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

The Educator Event will be held in Building C.

Directions:
Exit I-680 at Bernal Avenue and proceed east on Bernal. Turn left at Valley Avenue, then turn right into Fairgrounds, Gate 8**.  Stay on Roadway 8 until you reach Roadway 4; turn right, then left into the paved parking lot.

**If Gate 8 is not open, enter through Gate 12. Continue straight past the large parking, towards the green canopy labeled “Welcome to the Alameda County Fairgrounds”. Turn right and follow the map to Roadway 8.


Feeding Tomorrow is the charitable foundation for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). One of the priorities of Feeding Tomorrow is to motivate the best and brightest young minds to pursue careers in the science of food. We know that the world will need the next generation engaged in the science of food in order to meet the challenges ahead of us to feed a projected population of 9 billion in 2050.

Feeding Tomorrow can play a powerful role in encouraging the best young minds to pursue careers in the science of food through connecting with educators, career counselors, and youth influencers.

AEMTEK Training Workshop: FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs


22
May
2019
to
23
May
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

The Course:
This course will provide participants with the knowledge to implement the requirements of the FDA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) regulationAttendance will help participants to understand the FSVP requirements and how those requirements can be met in his/her particular circumstances.

The course is taught by Dr. Willete Crawford, a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs course, who also assisted in the development of this regulation, during her time at the FDA.

Click Here for more info and to register now!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

AEMTEK Training Workshop: Spoilage & Shelf-Life Study Fundamentals


22
Aug
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Food Spoilage & the Importance of Understanding Shelf Life
Food spoilage causes massive loss of food supply and substantial economic damage to food companies worldwide. Understanding means of food spoilage, and performing an accurate assessment of shelf life, will help food manufacturers develop appropriate food processing, packaging and distribution strategies. Utilization of these appropriate strategies will reduce food waste and economic loss.

Course Overview
This course will review:

  • Microorganisms involved in spoilage
  • Mechanisms of spoilage
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic factors to control microbiological spoilage
  • Principles and design of shelf life studies
  • Technologies for extending shelf life of products

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive certificates of attendance and one-hour free consultation with one of the instructors.

Click Here for more info and to register now!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

AEMTEK Training Workshop: Foodborne Pathogen Fundamentals


19
Sep
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Foodborne Pathogens & Product Sampling
Do you know all that you should about these sneaky organisms?

AEMTEK Training Workshop: Validation / Challenge Studies


17
Oct
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Course details are unavailable at this time.

Click Here to sign up to be notified when more information is released!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

AEMTEK Training Workshop: Environmental Monitoring Program & Risk Management


06
Nov
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Foodborne pathogens may hide in the corners and crevices of your equipment and production facility, avoiding eradication by routine sanitation procedures.  These pathogens in turn cause widespread recalls and outbreaks that take lives and destroy brandreputations.  FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires food processing facilities to mitigate this risk, by conducting a hazard analysis and implementing risk-based preventive controls. Environmental control and monitoring are integral parts of this required risk management.

Covers All Stages of EMP

While some companies are in the early stage of setting up an appropriate Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP), others struggle with how to respond to pathogen-positive results from their existing programs. This interactive workshop will guide you through:

  • Understanding the fundamentals and requirements for implementing an EMP
  • Developing sampling plans and procedures
  • Hands-on training for taking air, water, and surface samples
  • Approaches to managing the data generated
  • Taking corrective actions as part of the environmental control and risk management strategy

Click Here for more info and to register now!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

Past Events

CVIFT New Professionals Event


21
Mar
2019
Location:

Hilmar Cheese Company
Hilmar, CA

Overview:

Hosted by:
Hilmar Cheese Company
9001 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324

Please join the Central Valley Institute of Food Technologists for a night of networking, cheese, and a piece of food history!

Peter Ernster, Jr. will be speak about a real world product development case study starting with R&D and pushing the product all the way through the sales cycle to the consumer. Peter Ernster is the Director of Business Development-Cheese for Hilmar Cheese, Inc.  Peter recently joined Hilmar Cheese from Pacific Cheese, where he worked for over 7 years and held many senior leadership roles, most recently in concurrent positions as Sr. VP of Foodservices Sales and Sr. VP of Manufacturing.  Prior to Pacific Cheese, Peter was the President of Chateaux Cheese, his family’s 3 generation cheese business.

Brief Schedule Overview:

  • 4:45 Tour of Visitors Center Available
  • 5:00 Networking, light appetizers, wine and games
  • 6:15 Peter Ernster, Director of Business Development, Hilmar Cheese 
  • 7:00 Networking/ mingling

Click here for more info and to register.

AEMTEK Training Workshop: cGMP & HACCP Certification


19
Mar
2019
to
21
Mar
2019
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace
Fremont, CA

Overview:

Part 1: cGMP, Pre-HACCP & Introduction to FSMA
Overview: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) are a U.S. regulation, and are globally accepted conditions that are followed for producing safe and wholesome foods. The regulation provides guidelines for preventing product adulteration. By establishing cGMPs as a foundation of their Prerequisite Programs, food manufacturers can develop food safety programs that are concise and manageable.

Part 2: Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Overview: HACCP is a globally recognized food safety system that can be applied from ‘farm to fork’ in all types of food industries. The principles are science-based approaches used to identify and evaluate potential hazards, and identify those points in the process where control is vital to prevent or eliminate the hazards. In addition to being required by U.S. federal regulations for specific foods, HACCP-based food safety programs are being required by many customers, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards such as SQF and BRC, and serve as a basis for the new preventative controls required by FSMA.

Click Here for more info and to register now!
Seats are limited to 18 per class!

NCIFT & UC Davis Food Science Showcase


14
Mar
2019
Location:

UC Davis Conference Center

Overview:

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology is hosting its annual Food Science Showcase and NCIFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Dinner, with a featured speaker. Please see below for the full event schedule!

Would you like to support student attendance to this event? Learn more about the benefits of donating to the Food Science Educational Enhancement Fund. Donors of $50 or more will be recognized at this year’s NCIFT Banquet!

Food Science Showcase Schedule

All events will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center. Parking is available on campus for $9/day.

2:30 – 4:30 pm: Food Industry Fair
A networking event to bring together industry members, faculty, and current students.  $50 tabling fee

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Research Poster Presentation
Learn about current research being conducted in the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. Free, no registration required

Northern California IFT Annual Meeting and Student Recognition Banquet
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Networking Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Banquet Program

Please join us in recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients with some amazing food and company! 


FEATURED SPEAKER: Chris Davis, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Impossible Foods

Speaker Bio:  Chris Davis is a Research Fellow in Impossible Foods’ research and development labs with a focus on long term research and alliances. Before joining Impossible, Chris was a scientific founding member of Codexis, Inc., where he held a variety of technical leadership positions engineering proteins and strains. He is an inventor on 24 U.S. Patents. Chris holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Southampton, and a D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University.

Title of Presentation:  Meat from Plants

Abstract:  Meat is delicious, nutritious and loved by consumers across the globe. Unfortunately it is also produced using an inefficient process that has not fundamentally changed since the Stone Age.  This inefficiency leads to the production of 15% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, loss of wildlife habitat and is responsible for 25% of the world’s fresh water consumption. In order to feed an expanding population, we need a new and more sustainable way to produce the meat, fish and dairy foods the world loves.  Our solution is to replace animal-based foods with delicious, nutritious and affordable meat and dairy foods made from plants. 

 

Join NCIFT members, industry professionals, and UC Davis students and faculty for a night of food, learning, and student recognition. Student scholarship winners will be announced during a three-course meal, followed by a keynote address by our featured speaker.  $75 banquet ticket

For questions, please contact Victoria Torres at vgtorres@ucdavis.edu.

2019 IFT Leadership Election


01
Feb
2019
to
04
Mar
2019
Location:

Overview:

Cast Your Vote Today!

Elections for both NCIFT and national IFT board of directors are open now. Make your voice heard by voting both for IFT and NCIFT board positions. Please participate in national IFT and NCIFT elections between February 1 and March 4 by going to www.ift.org/About-Us/Election.aspx and clicking on “Vote Now” button.

This year, Bruce Ferree, one of our dedicated NCIFT members has been nominated for national IFT board membership. Bruce has served in several different capacities at NCIFT board in the past and has a long history of effective leadership. He has been one of the leading forces for Feeding Tomorrow initiative. We, at NCIFT, believe that Bruce understand the needs of both NCIFT and national IFT and he will serve both organizations interest very well if he is elected to IFT board of directors.

 

Food Processing Expo 2019


12
Feb
2019
to
13
Feb
2019
Location:

Sacramento Convention Center

Overview:

Register for Food Processing Expo 2019, California’s largest food processing trade show!

Exhibitor and Attendee registration are open. Expo participation keeps growing each year. Plan to attend again or check it out as a first-time attendee!

Click here to register
Use discount code NCIFTSP19 for free registration!

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American Association of Candy Technologists Seminar: Understanding Prop 65


24
Jan
2019
Location:

Fiorillo’s Restaurant
Santa Clara, CA

Overview:

Understanding Prop 65
James T. Dufour, MS, JD, CIH
Environmental OSHA Attorney & Regulatory Compliance Expert

Cocktails: 5:30pm
Exec. Buffet: 6:30pm

Fiorillo’s Restaurant
638 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408.984.0414

Members: $60
Non-Members: $65

RSVP to Ed Silva:
eds@amerlic.com,  510.240.3012
Deadline: Friday, January 18th!

Holiday Dinner


13
Dec
2018
Location:

Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Dublin, CA

Overview:

Join Us at the NCIFT Holiday Dinner!

YOU’RE INVITED to experience a magical evening at the beautiful Dublin Ranch Golf Course. Dublin Ranch Golf Course is proud to be the first and only golf course in its namesake city of Dublin. The NCIFT Holiday Dinner will include world-class wines paired with amazing dinner entrées. Our featured guest speaker, Pam Coleman, is the President-Elect of National IFT and will be speaking on Feeding Minds for Tomorrow’s World.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, December 13th

Time: 5:30pm. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres, followed by Dinner, Dessert, Student Raffle*, and the Evening’s Guest Speaker

Speaker: Pam Coleman, President-Elect of National IFT

Topic: “Feeding Minds for Tomorrow’s World: Given the myriad of global challenges we face in feeding more people with fewer resources, what role can industry associations such as IFT play? This talk will examine the challenges and trends impacting our food system and will illustrate how IFT is adapting to these changes through initiatives such as IFTNEXT.”

Place: Dublin Ranch Golf Course, 5900 Signal Hill Drive, Dublin, California

*Raffle: Students from UC Davis will be selling tickets for the Holiday Raffle to raise money for their student clubs. Please bring a prize for the Raffle!

Registration Information: Seating is limited to the first 120 attendees

Members $65, Students $40, Non-Members $75, if reservations and payments are made prior to November 20th. Any registrations placed after November 20th (if spots are still available) will be charged at $85, regardless of member status.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Please RSVP and submit payment to Imelda Vasquez at ncift@marketingdesigns.net or via phone at 650-802-0888.

NCIFT Inaugural Reno Networking Event


24
Oct
2018
Location:

Reno, Nevada
Kimmie Candy

Overview:

Join Us for our Inaugural Networking Event in Reno with Fellow Northern Nevada Food Professionals

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M. at Kimmie Candy’s Manufacturing Facility

Bring Your Registration Ticket, Business Cards, Come to Network, Enjoy a bite or two and your favorite beverage. Have Fun, Meet and Greet with other local Industrial Food Manufacturers, Processors, Fellow Employees and Professionals from both Northern California and Northern Nevada Regions.

Featuring Beer, Wine, & Other Libations, Plus a Light Food Selection, and Hors D’oeuvres, PLUS! a plant tour of Kimmie Candy!

And it’s all FREE! Sign up Early as Space is Limited

You Must Pre-Register! Registration limited to age 21 and older

For More Info Please Contact:
Martin Potnick, Past NCIFT Chair
Nevada Industry Excellence – Project Manager
775-339-1175 mpotnick@nvie.nevada.edu
nevadaie.com
Or
Erin Evers – NCIFT Membership Chair
Sales Manager-SPI group
510-798-9574 erine@spigroup.net
spigroup.net

Click here to register.

SJIFT Scholarship Golf Classic


15
Oct
2018
Location:

Copper River Country Club, Fresno, CA

Overview:

10am – Check-In

Noon – Shotgun Start

6pm – Cocktails, Dinner and Awards

Event details and online registration available at WWW.SJIFTGOLF.COM.

NCIFT Fall Welcome Event


20
Sep
2018
Location:

Inklings Coffee & Tea
530 Main St, Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

Please join NCIFT for our fall event, where we will welcome the 2018-2019 year.

We will also be celebrating the 6 year anniversary of the NCIFT New Professionals group!

Cake and coffee will be served.

Who should attend:  long time IFT members, new IFT members, potential IFT members, New Professionals,  food science students – bring a colleague with you!

Free to attend, but you must pre- register with Imelda ncift@marketingdesigns.net

Where:
Inklings Coffee & Tea
530 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Thursday September 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

UC Davis Chicago Aggies and Institute of Food Technologists Reception


16
Jul
2018
Location:
Morton’s Steakhouse 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601

Overview:

5 – 7 p.m.
Morton’s Steakhouse 65 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
$20/person includes appetizers and beverages will be no host.

Workshop: cGMP & HACCP Certification


30
May
2018
to
01
Jun
2018
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539

Overview:

https://aemtek.com/events/cgmp-haccp-certification/

cGMP: This course will review 1) the current GMPs, 2) implementation of cGMPs, 3) how they are useful in the development of HACCP programs, and 4) the newest updates and information on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Upon successful completion of the cGMP course, participants will receive certificates of attendance.

HACCP: This hands-on workshop is designed to teach the basic HACCP concepts through lectures and presentations, followed by interactive small group exercises where participants learn to apply HACCP principles to different types of food products. This workshop is accredited and certificates of course completion will have the seal of the International HACCP Alliance.

Workshop: PCQI – Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Food


16
May
2018
to
18
May
2018
Location:

AEMTEK
466 Kato Terrace, Fremont, CA 94539

Overview:

https://aemtek.com/events/food-safety-preventive-controls-human-food/

Get Certified: This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be issued a Certificate of Training verifying qualified attendees as PCQIs (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual).

Why it Matters: The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food  regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”.

NCIFT SYMPOSIUM AND SUPPLIERS’ EXPO


08
May
2018
Location:

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Young California Building
​4501 Pleasanton Ave. Pleasanton, CA

Overview:

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Exhibitor Setup

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Symposium

3:00pm – 6:30pm: Suppliers’ Night 2018. FREE visitor admission

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Supplier Sponsored – Happy Hour Mixer

Click here for more information