Announcement: Nov. 9th 2017 – Special Screening of Food Evolution narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

This IFT-funded documentary explores food related challenges we face globally, the critical role that science will play in addressing them, and the public perceptions and misconceptions involving the science of food.  This film is intended to contribute to a rational conversation about science, facts, and food. When: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 5:15 – 6:00pm  Mingle and ask a professional your FSMA and Development questions 6:00 – 735pm  Movie screening Only $5.00 Where: Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Wasatch Room    15E South Temple  Salt Lake City Please RSVP by November 7th:   christinabeer@comcast.net  ...

Career Opportunity – Quality Control Assistant Manager

Basic Research is looking to hire an experienced Quality Control professional to be responsible for the functionality of all quality control activities in our manufacturing environment. Our product is distributed in 45,000 individual retail outlets in more than 35 countries worldwide and we’ve sold over 60 million products across more than 25 brands. This role will monitor compliance with QC activities, lead QC innovation and improvement, supervise sanitation and cGMP activities, and manage vendor audits. This role reports to the Director of Quality Control. Additional responsibilities include: · Coordinate the day to day tasks of the QC team, including; interviewing, training, and assimilating new employees · Make recommendations for approving and rejecting all procedures, specifications, analytical test methods and test results, which impact the identity, strength quality, and purity of the products · Analyze processes and procedures to increase functionality and efficiency without compromising CGMP regulations and change control process · Analyze and approve batches of product and materials from third party vendors · Delegate responsibilities to QC personnel as needed · Work with the other team members to create and document procedures for our company processes MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: · 3 years of Quality Control experience in a manufacturing environment · Experience with design and implementation of sanitation programs and cGMP · Experience leading and managing others · Experience with vendor quality control · Can work before or after regular shift times when necessary PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Bachelors Degree in related field · Takes initiative to continually improve process and build the skills and knowledge in others · Teachable and collaborative · Takes ownership for a positive culture and...

FSPCA Course – July 26-28, 2017 Sandy, UT

Please see the attached flyer for a great opportunity to learn about the FDA’s new FSPCA  regulations. If you or your company are interested or need more information, please see the attached flyer for additional information.  http://aactrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FSPCA-Preventive-Controls-Flyer-2017.pdf Course location: Sandy, UT Date: July 26-28 Presented by: RB Quality...

Announcement: “Confectionery Night” – Wednesday, Nov. 2nd 2016 – “Added Sugars”

Please download this flyer –> 2016 Confectionery Night Flyer “Confectionery Night” (Spouses and significant others are welcome) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 Batory’s …. Melissa Riddell and Tom Tang “Added Sugars” How do we decrease them in our products? Melissa graduated from the University of Florida with a BS degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition in 2000 then completed her MS in Food Science. Melissa has worked on pan spray release applications, liquid fats/ oils, shortenings, corn starch, corn syrup, salad dressings, battered & breaded seafood, cream based dips, and other frozen food applications. At Tate & Lyle she worked on out-of-box concepts, formulation/ processing troubleshooting, innovative ingredient technology from beverages to flypaper. Her primary focus became bakery (including pastries, fillings, icings, and breads) but also worked on sauces/dressings/soups, and coatings for freezer, fryer and snacks. Melissa joined Batory Foods in 2014 as a member of the Batory Nutra sales team and has since assumed the role of Technical Service Manager. When formulating any application with a nutrition strategy in mind, there are many factors that must be taken in to consideration before getting started: consumer interest, consumer acceptability, eating quality, shelf life, regulations,processing conditions, etc. When we look at decreasing sugar in confection applications specifically, the challenges are increased due to the need for general functionality such as crystallization, moisture management, and sweetness profile. Decreasing added sugars via high potency sweeteners, polyols, soluble fibers, fruit powders and concentrates,and nutritive sweeteners will all be discussed from a general formulators perspective keeping the consumers perspective including tolerance concerns and price demands in mind. Where? Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 East...