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May Hybrid Zoom and In-Person Dinner Meeting

DATE: May 19, 2021
Location: Holiday Inn Buena Park
7000 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Time: 4:30 p.m. - Executive Meeting
5:30 p.m. - Social Time
6:00 p.m. - Dinner Hour
Speaker: James R. Coughlin, PhD, CFS
Topic: SCiftS Distinguished Achievement Awardee
The SCIFTS Distinguished Achievement Award honors an individual who has provided continuing and meritorious service to the food science and technology industry, particularly in the southwest United States.

Turning Toxicants into Nutrients: A Food Toxicologist’s Journey

James R. Coughlin’s food science journey populates today’s headlines with fantastic tales of carcinogens from meats, processed coffee with health benefits, and Prop 65 litigation over furans and acrylamide. His expertise as a 49-year explorer in food toxicology, diet and health has earned him world recognition. His scientific, regulatory, legal, and media battles demand skillful communications and direct messaging about the trade-offs of our processed food industry. Dr. Coughlin zealously assures consumers, the media and legislators that processed food is not all good or all bad. Rather, he has sought to transform several “Toxicants into Nutrients!” for balanced, healthful access to processed foods in our diets.

Join SCIFTS as we honor Dr. Coughlin for his passionate food science contributions in toxicology, health and regulations with the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Dinner Meeting Prices:

  1. Member with Reservation: $40.00
  2. Emeritus Member with Reservation: $25.00
  3. Student Member with Reservation: $25.00

*$5.00 Discount with Cash/Check Payment at Door

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