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IUFoST Young Researcher Award Winner

Dr. Lutz Grossmann

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) announces the winner of the Young Researcher Award on Jan. 30th. 2024. The recognition of the outstanding scientist will take place during the 22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Rimini, Italy in September, 2024. 

Dr. Grossmann's nominators cite that "during his relatively short career, Professor Grossmann has already demonstrated that he is an outstanding researcher".  “A major emphasis of his research is to create a more healthy, sustainable, affordable and resilient food supply, which will be critical for the future." “Professor Grossman is a highly creative, productive and dedicated research scientist who is carrying out cutting edge research in a variety of important areas aimed at improving food quality, health, and sustainability.”

University of Massachusetts-Amherst Team are Finalists in ASB Product Development Competition

Cristina, Lauren, Mia, and Abby

The 2024 Theme is  “Baking Something Old New Again”. The products must have a reinvention of a “traditional” bakery item that was popular around 100 years ago. The twist on this year’s products is that to bring them into the 21st century, they should be reduced sodium as per the FDA’s sodium reduction guidelines released in March of 2023. Entries must consist of a proposal for a new, innovative, and reduced sodium bakery food product.