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EP 30: PFAS, BVO and Heavy Metals, Oh My!, Social Media for Product Development, Shark Tank Primetime Tips



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and top innovators in the food industry in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast. 

IFT’s Tracy Fink talks about risk management and best practices in mitigating chemical hazards, including PFAS, BVO, and heavy metals. Andrew Csicsila, partner and managing director for AlixPartners, shares his insights and advice on how food and beverage companies can use social media and AI to find white spaces for new product development. Ori Zohar, Shark Tank contestant and co-CEO of single-origin spice company Burlap & Barrel, dishes on takeaways from pitching on the show and how to make the most it if your company gets the producer’s call. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 29: 2024 Consumer Trends, Chef Spike Mendelsohn on Good Eating, The Soil-Nutrition Connection



Learn from the brightest minds in food science and the industry insiders who bring the know-how in the February 2024 episodes of the Omnivore podcast. 

Trends expert Dr. Liz Sloan shares her take on some of the year’s biggest changes in consumer behavior and how they will play out in the marketplace. Chef Spike Mendelsohn discusses how he shifted his focus to food policy advocacy and planet-friendly eating. Plant nutrition researcher Robert Beelman talks about the undervalued connection between soil health and nutrition. Plus: Learn how to empower your business to reduce the negative impact of recalls with IFT’s Enterprise Traceability Education Suite, the new one-stop resource and only education solution designed to quickly help get your entire organization up to speed on key traceability concepts. 


EP 28: FDA Talks Traceability, Part 2, Achieving Gender Equity



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue. Angela Dodd, founder of Females in Food, shares her passion for the work of accelerating the careers of women in the food community. FDA’s Adam Friedlander and IFT’s Blake Harris serve up another exclusive extended segment on the agency’s final Food Traceability Rule, what tech-enabled traceability means and how to plan for it, and steps companies can take to prepare themselves and their supply chains for compliance, just two years away. 

Plus: Hear from our January episodes sponsor, iTi Tropicals, the leading supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America. With products like passion fruit, guava, acerola, coconut water and more, the possibilities with iTi Tropicals are endless. View the full line of fruit purees, juices and juice concentrates or request a free sample at ititropicals.com. 


EP 27: What Consumers Want 2024, Reaching Net Zero, Blue Nalu’s Lou Cooperhouse on Innovation



In this episode of Omnivore, Food Technology’s editorial team serves up fresh new content with stories and interviews taken from the December 2023/January 2024 print issue. Darren Seifer offers a data-based analysis of what food and beverage companies should expect to see from consumers in 2024. Journalists Dale Buss and Kayt Sukel share their insights from reporting on the four-part net zero article series for Food Technology magazine. BlueNalu founder and CEO Lou Cooperhouse, who has been riding the wave of food industry innovation for more than 40 years, talks about why his latest venture will produce a sea change in the seafood category, for consumers and for the planet. 

 

Plus: Hear from our January episodes sponsor, iTi Tropicals, the leading supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America. With products like passion fruit, guava, acerola, coconut water and more, the possibilities with iTi Tropicals are endless. View the full line of fruit purees, juices and juice concentrates or request a free sample at ititropicals.com. 


EP 26: The Art of Science Communication, Josh Tetrick on Cultivated Meat, IFT FIRST Pitch Competition Winner, Disruption in the Backseat



In this “Best of 2023” episode of Omnivore, Food Technology revisits the top food science and thought leader interviews of the year. Science communication expert Laura Lindenfeld explains how theatrical improv can help scientists break down barriers and better covey complex ideas. Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just, chats about all things cultivated meat, including the recent milestone sales and the challenges that still lie ahead. Paola Delgado, chief operating officer at Helaina and winner of the 2023 IFT FIRST Pitch Competition, discusses the company’s use of precision fermentation. Rabobank senior consumer foods analyst Tom Bailey talks about what’s ahead for the food industry as we move out of the “age of disruption.” Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp. 


EP 25: Regenerative Ag, Food Safety Change Agent, Inside the Genomics Institute



In this “Best of 2023” episode of Omnivore, Food Technology revisits the top food science and thought leader interviews of the year. Dr. Elizabeth Rieke sheds light on how regenerative agriculture practices and new DNA technologies can improve soil health and help the agriculture sector reach net zero Scope 3 emissions. We have a chat with microbiologist and food industry executive Theo Morille to discuss key food safety learnings from her 35-plus year career that has taken her from the lab to the C-suite. Dr. Brad Ringeisen, executive director of the Innovative Genomics Institute, offers a fascinating overview of the institute’s research initiatives related to the use CRISPR gene-editing to bring about next-gen agricultural advances. Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp. 


EP 24: IFT Appert Award Winner Fereidoon Shahidi on Food Waste; FDA on the Food Traceability Rule



This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and experts taken from the pages of the November 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine. Fereidoon Shahidi, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and recipient of the 2023 IFT Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Nicolas Appert, discusses the importance of fundamental research to solve food waste and improve health. FDA’s Adam Friedlander and IFT’s Blake Harris serve up an exclusive extended segment on the agency’s final Food Traceability Rule, its fundamental elements, and steps companies can take to prepare themselves and their supply chains for compliance, just two years away. 

Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp. 


EP 23: Cultural Appropriation in R&D, 2024 Technolgy Forecast, A Certified Food Scientist’s Journey



This episode of Omnivore features all-new conversations on timely topics with leading food scientists and experts taken from the pages of the November 2023 issue of Food Technology magazine. Food scientist and entrepreneur Abena Foli explains what cultural appropriation in food product development looks like and how to avoid it by bringing emerging cuisines to market respectfully and authentically. Julie Larson Bricher provides insight into technology trends for 2024, which centers on advances and applications of digital transformation technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning and Industrial Internet of Things sensors and devices. Hala Ali discusses her journey to become the first certified food scientist in her home country, only to be uprooted by an ongoing war. 

Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp. 


EP 22: Frank Yiannas on Netflix’s Poisoned, Bio-Derived Polymers in Packaging



Learn from the brightest minds in food science in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast. For a few days in August, the Netflix film, “Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food,” became the most watched documentary in the world, and created a ripple effect of consumer anxiety and confusion about the safety of the U.S. food system. In this episode, Omnivore talks with one of the experts interviewed for the documentary, FDA’s former Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas, about what he thought of the final documentary and what he wishes had made the final cut. Also in this episode, packaging expert Claire Koelsch Sand discusses advances in the use of bioderived polymers in food and beverage packaging.  

Pl Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp. 


EP 21: Disruption in the Backseat, Fighting Food Insecurity, Flavor Trends for 2024



Learn from the brightest minds in food science in the October episodes of the Omnivore podcast. Rabobank senior consumer foods analyst Tom Bailey talks about what’s ahead for the food industry as we move out of the “age of disruption.” International development consultant Donna Rosa discusses the role of food science in fighting food insecurity. Soumya Nair, global director of consumer research and insights for Kerry Group, shares some of the key drivers behind 2024’s top flavor trends. 

Plus: Find out more about IFT’s new Product Development Bootcamp, a comprehensive, 10-module online course designed to equip food and beverage professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to elevate and accelerate product development. Learn more at www.ift.org/bootcamp.