The IFANCA-Food Diversity Innovation Program Symposium on “Current Trends in Food Industry- Challenges and Strategies” was held in Frisco, Texas on Nov.17th, 2022, in conjunction with the Longhorn IFT Suppliers Night. The symposium included talks by representatives from leading food companies such as Mintel and Cargill and faculty from Texas A&M. The talks were well-attended and followed by poster presentations by graduate students, undergraduate students and post-docs of the Food Science and Technology department at Texas A&M University.

Symposium Speakers included:

Lynn Dornblaser (Director of Innovation and Insight-Mintel), Jillian McKenny (Supply Chain Director, Cargill Inc.) Debbie Lang (CSST Global Supply Chain Lead, Cargill Inc.) and Dr. Gregory Pompelli, Dr. Susanne Talcott and Dr. Mian Riaz from Texas A&M University

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IFANCA- FDIP Poster Competition

Graduate and undergraduate students participated in the poster competition working on a variety of current topics focusing on Current Trends in the Food Industry! To see a list of the participants and their poster topics, please click HERE.

Undergraduate- Poster Competition winners

Abbey Pollok-First Prize
Tatjanna Webb- Second Prize
Moni Fadamiro- Third Prize

Graduate Student Poster Competition winners

Zahra Mohebbi- FIRST prize
Gabrielle Scott- Second Prize
Cyprian Syeunda- Third Prize
Fariha Irshad- Third Prize