The Pan-American Nutrition Award 2010 recognizes the best research papers of the year in the
fields of human nutrition and food science and
technology. Awarded only bi-annually, the awards
are granted to both established professionals and
young scientists in the four zones served by
Grupo Bimbo: the United States of America,
Mexico, Central America and South America.
Each zone will have two winners: professional
and young scientist.
• Young scientist: Must have concluded a Master’s Degree, maximum 2 years before publication date of the invitation for award and must
actively participate in important scientific and
or tech research projects; must have at least one
publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Prize
• Professional: Must have carried out unique,
valuable research projects alone or as part of a
team, with at least five peer-reviewed publications in the last 3 years and have supervised
postgraduates; must have taught and participated in activities promoting science. Prize
Award submissions should be registered at
premiopanamericano.grupobimbo.com. The deadline to submit papers is October 15, 2010. Contestants may submit multiple applications. An
independent Scientific Jury from each geographical zone, composed of renowned researchers and
experts in human nutrition, food science and technology, will rate the submitted projects based on
the evaluation criteria. The projects with the highest ratings will win the awards.
Highlights of the FSM eDigest
Articles in our September eDigest (available
at the eDigest archives at www.foodsafety
magazine.com/exclusives.asp focused on
the issues of recall preparedness and traceability programs, topics that go hand in hand
for processors who wish to be on top of protecting their brands.
Coming up in our October eDigest will be
an article on Anticipating Changes in Food
Packaging by Richard Fama, a member of the
food liability practice group at law firm Cozen
O’Connor. Changes in food packaging technology will be discussed.
PortaFab Modular Building
Systems Achieves ISO 9001:2008
Portafab Modular Building Systems was assessed by NSF-ISR, Ltd. earlier
this year and found to be in conformance with ISO 9001:2008 standards.
The company manufactures environmentally friendly modular construction
products and provides technical support to architects, contractors and developers in the construction industry.
Organized into integrated systems that streamline the construction
process and provide nearly unlimited flexibility, PortaFab’s modular components are used extensively in the construction of inplant offices, modular
cleanrooms, dry rooms, wall partitions, demising walls and pre-assembled
Significant growth in supplying high-tech manufacturing industries and
the increasing application of Portafab’s modular systems in creating cleanroom and environmentally controlled areas served as a catalyst for achieving
ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Recent Articles Available Online at
Water quality is of critical importance for food and beverage manufacturers. Read Food and Beverage Manufacturers Tap into Industrial
Water Treatment Solutions to Help Meet Sustainability Goals by Ed Orvi-das from Culligan International to learn more about food plant water-saving strategies.
A case study of mustard maker G.S. Dunn (Case Study: G.S. Dunn
Quality Control Facility in Hamilton, Ontario) shares tips for saving energy and improving quality assurance by employing LED high bay
fixtures by Dialight.
Seeing product go to waste means a loss of profit, which can impact
the bottom line. Read the article by United Air Specialists on Smart Dust
Collection: Reducing Ingredient Shrinkage, which profiles how Allied
Blending & Ingredients successfully reduced product waste, while keeping the facility dust-free and reducing dust collection system maintenance costs.
AIV Forms Strategic Alliance with
Crozier-Dodson Food Safety Consulting
AIV Microbiology & Food Safety Consultants, LLC, a provider of food
safety management and technical solutions to food industry and government
customers worldwide, has announced a strategic alliance with Crozier-Dodson Food Safety Consulting, LLC (CDFSC) to provide specialized food
safety and microbiology training to global food industry clients.
Under the agreement, CDFSC will develop a menu of new and innovative food safety and microbiology short courses and workshops to support all
aspects of AIV’s consultancy services. Beth Ann Crozier-Dodson, Ph.D.,
president of CDFSC has extensive experience as an independent consultant,
teaching microbiology and food safety workshops throughout the world. Her
expertise also includes work as the assistant director of the Kansas State
University International Food Microbiology Rapid and Automated Methods
Workshop for 16 years, which was founded by Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung.