Thank you to all who were able to attend last month’s meeting on Sanitation, and a big thank you to Eric Caballero for informing us on the latest in the sanitation industry, and providing quality take-aways on industry best sanitation practices.  Newsworthy happenings this month:

  • Congratulations to new CFS (Certified Food Scientist) Yemisi Ivagba, of HEB, who recently received her CFS certification.
  • Also, congratulations to new Chair-Elect Brittany Chumchal, as she and fiancé Blaine Shupe, will be getting married this month.

Special Congratulations are in order for Tom Amren, who is retiring from CH Guenther, after 25 years.  Tom has been an IFT member since 1967, and an AACC member for 40 years.  He spent time in R&D with Chef Pierre/Sara Lee, Kellogg’s, and Eckrich & Sons.  A ‘walking book of knowledge‘ as described by one co-worker, Tom Amren will be missed at CH Guenther.  All the best to these Alamo IFT members.

We hope you will be able to join us this week, at Alchemy Systems (5301 Riata Park Ct, Building F, Austin, TX 78727 ), as we welcome Tejas Bhatt, Director of the Global Food Traceability Center at IFT, to speak to our group on Food Traceability and Food Fraud.  You may learn more about Tejas here (Tejas Bhatt).  Come early for networking and/or to ask how your Alamo IFT chapter may serve you.

As the AMFE (Annual Meeting and Food Expo, McCormick Place Chicago, July 16-19) draws closer, please be sure to make arrangements, as well as check out the short courses available this year Review the available short courses  Registration is open, and you may register, preview the show, see exhibitors, and scheduled events.

Also, there are still positions available within the Alamo IFT, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer and get plugged into our local IFT community.  Please reach out to me or any of the officers or directors for further inquiry.

Thank you again for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you this month in Austin, TX


Lex Hander