The music, the food, the atmosphere...New Orleans has much to offer this year's IFT attendees. And what better place to host the Institute of Food Technologists' 2001 Annual Meeting and FOOD EXPOw than a region whose cuisine is renowned for its diverse cultural roots, full flavor and bold spices.

Held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from June 23-27, the annual meeting boasts more than 800 exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in ingredient, processing, packaging and analytical technology. Technical oral presentations, forums and posters sessions will satisfy any food scientist's thirst for knowledge on a variety of topics related to the food industry. And this year's hot topic sessions hit on three areas pertinent in today's global industry: bioterrorism, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and the fate of “research” in research and development.

Although New Orleans offers plenty of extracurricular entertainment throughout the day, IFT attendees may find it difficult to break away from this compelling exhibition and conference. In between meetings with colleagues and old acquaintances, be sure to stop by and visit the staff of Prepared Foods at Booth 2113. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

IFT Food Expo Show Hours

Sunday, June 24----- Noon-5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 25--- -Noon-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26--- -Noon-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 -9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.