Headed to IFT this year!?

Check out the following events

Rutgers Foods Science Alumni Gathering at IFT Chicago Monday, July 16, 2018    –   5:00 – 7:00 pm Maggiano’s Little Italy Chicago, 516 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654  |  Phone: 312-644-4284    Please Note—you must register online at:  REGISTER HERE Join your friends, alumni, and colleagues of the Rutgers Department of Food Science at the National IFT for a cocktail reception/dinner and fun! We are going to Maggiano’s Little Italy Chicago this year based on alumni rave reviews. Stay for food and a few drinks, hear updates on the department, and presentation of a recognition award. The Food Science Alumni committee is honored to announce the awardee for this year’s reception: Special Recognition:  Geraldina (Gerri) Cecere Cristantiello Please join us in thanking Gerri for all that she has done to help us to promote our Alumni events through the IFT. Maggiano’s Little Italy Chicago restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. You can take the IFT bus to the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel and have a short walk to the event.  The cost is $45.00 per person or $25.00 per student, which includes one drink and unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks; additional drinks available at cash bar. For additional information contact:  Dr. Karl Matthews: or Ms. Irene Weston:


National Seasoning Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting “The New Inspection and Compliance Mandates Under FSMA” Tuesday, July 17, 2018  –  7:30 am – 10:00 am Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Room Hyde Park/CC11, Level 1 of Conference Center),  516 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654  |  Phone: 312-644-4284

This meeting is open to all involved in the seasoning industry; we encourage you to bring your colleagues for networking and a continental breakfast. Topic this year is The New Inspection & Compliance Mandates under FSMA and our speaker is Ms. Joann Givens, Director – Office of Human & Animal Food Operations – West, Office of Regulatory Affairs – FDA.

Attendance is free, but registration is appreciated. Register Here for free.

Any questions? Contact Gerri Cristantiello, Executive Director at 201-657-1989 or at


Classification of Chemicals, Drugs and Polymers in Primary Form **Approved for 6.5 CCS Credits through NCBFAA** Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 FEES $399.00 (Includes Membership) Additional attendee from same company: $249.00

NEXCO is pleased to present this comprehensive one-day seminar on classifying inorganic and organic chemicals in Chapters 28 and 29 of the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar will provide guidance for chemical classification, definitions of various chemistry terms necessary for classification, discussion of drugs and medicaments in Chapter 30, and the Pharmaceutical Appendix.  It will also briefly discuss classification of polymers in primary form.


Speakers Andrea “Andy” Abraham – Attorney-at-Law – Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury Saheed Muhammed – Supervisory Import Specialist – U.S. Customs & Border Protection




Any questions? Contact Gerri Cristantiello, Executive Director at 646-330-5168 or at