2017-2018 Election Results

A big congratulations to Alamo IFT members, Vickie Kloeris and Michele Perchonok for their success in the National IFT Election! Michele Perchonok will be IFT President-Elect Vickie Kloeris will be on the IFT Board of Directors We are proud of you both and wish you...

Lunch ‘n Learn – Private Brand Development

March 30, 2017, Austin, TX. Mike Schall Founder and Managing Director of Schall Consulting Group, Inc Find the full biography here.  Google+LinkedIn Mike is Founder and Managing Director of Schall Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG) and has over thirty years of food industry...

Chair’s Corner March 2017

What a great opportunity we had at the NASA lunch-n-learn to hear Shannon Walker, a previous astronaut speak, as well as tour the food lab and see the Mission Control Center. A big thanks for Vickie Kloeris for organizing such a great, memorable event! We also want to...

Special Announcement – Please Vote!

by: Michele Perchonok, Ph.D., Alamo IFT Member at Large As most of you know, the IFT Leadership election is open and will continue until March 2, 2017.  In the election, IFT members, in addition to voting for President-elect, Board of Directors and Nominations and...

Lunch ‘n Learn – Long Duration Spaceflight

February 23, 2017, Houston, TX. Dr. Shannon Walker NASA Astronaut Find the full biography here.  Dr. Walker discussed her mission on the International Space Station as well as NASA’s future plans for exploration beyond low earth orbit. For those who stayed after...

US Retail Landscape Now and Tomorrow

January 28, 2017, San Antonio, TX. The US Retail Landscape is ever changing as the population and technology demands continue to threaten the big box companies. Alamo IFT’s January Lunch and Learn is hosted by Archpoint. They will highlight key trends in retail,...

Attention Employers: Need Summer Interns?

Texas A&M Food Science students from the D/FW, Houston and San Antonio area’s are ready to work and get placed into an internship this summer. If you are in need of interns this summer there’s a good group of students to select from. Hiring Food...

IFT Leadership Opportunities for Alamo Section

It’s that time of year where we fill any vacant spots in our Alamo IFT Leadership Team and get ready for the 2017/2018 Elections. Nominations are due January 17th so respond quickly if interested. If you are looking to step up and get more involved with IFT this is...

Chair’s Corner January 2017

Happy New Years! I hope everyone had a very merry holiday season and are excited for 2017 and its’ possibilities. After a successful end of 2016 with the well-attended golf tournament and Christmas party that Eric Caballero graciously hosted we are gearing up for the...

2016 Golf Outing Wrap up

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors for helping out at the golf outing!  We could not have done it without you. With your help we were able to raise over $12,000 for Scholarships next year !   We hope all of you had a great time and will come back next year....

Chair’s Corner – October 2016

Happy Fall Ya’ll! As we get ready for all things pumpkin, let’s not forget about the great events we have coming this way. October 21st is the Texas A&M/IFT ‘Chopped’ networking event followed by our Section Golf Tournament on November 3rd. There are still spots...

In Memory of Louis Dean “Dr. Pepper” Rasplicka

Article: Who's a Pepper 8/22/2008 – The Austin Chronicle   September 22, 1930 – September 1, 2016 Lou was instrumental in promoting Alamo IFT in the early days with Pace and Pepper Products. At Alamo IFT we acknowledge his contributions. Lou...

Longhorn and Alamo Sections 2nd annual: IFT-TAMU Day

Friday October 21, 2016 10 am – 3 pm Howdy! You are invited to the 2nd annual joint meeting of the Longhorn and Alamo IFT Sections at Texas A&M University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Join us in fun, food, games, and 1-on-1 interactions with Texas...

Knowledge Nugget By AFCO

Current FSIS and FDA guidance on Listeria Due to the number of recent recalls associated with Listeria, many believe the FDA will start paying more attention in more food areas. The article attached compares current FSIS and FDA guidance on Listeria and gives a...

2016 Alamo IFT Golf Outing

Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is time again for the Alamo IFT Golf Outing.  We thank you again for your help last year! Our annual Golf Outing will take place on Nov. 3rd at Ft. Sam Houston Golf Course.  Last year we gave out $12,000 in Scholarships to 9...

IFT Longhorn Section Technical program

Thursday, September 22, 2016;  Are you attending  LIFT Annual Suppliers Night this September? There are  a few spots left so hurry.  The Technical Sessions look like great and we have included below: Technical Sessions: 9:00 AM Nutrient formulations for Food and...

Chair’s Corner – September 2016

Hello and I hope everyone had a great Summer; rain and shine! As we kick off a new fiscal year with Alamo IFT we want to thank everyone for their hard work last year in helping make our events a success and plan on making this upcoming year just as informative and...

Bruce Ferree’s Run for Scholarships Challenge

You may not know it but Bruce has been the top collector of donations for the IFT Student Association Fun Run every year at the AMFE.  And now he is running 250K in Chile, South America.  All donations will go to the IFT Student Association for student scholarships. ...