Press Release | May 11 2016
(Washington, D.C. May 10, 2016) − The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has shared consumer attitudinal research and insights with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in comments on a proposed rule regarding the "use of the term 'natural' in the labeling of human food...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information about their food, and the media are standing by with the...
Press Release | May 02 2016
(Washington, D.C.)—Joseph Clayton has been named President and CEO of the International Food Information Council, effective July 11, 2016. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim President of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously served...
Press Release | Jan 08 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual Sylvia Rowe Fellowship. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 17. The recipient will be awarded an eight- to 12-week paid internship at the IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, D.C. The...
Press Release | Jan 06 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation today applauded the food-based, total-diet approach of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)—released today by the federal government—to help Americans meet recommended dietary goals. “When too much emphasis is placed on one food,...
Press Release | Dec 29 2015
The New Year is a clean slate and an opportunity to take on goals and make resolutions to improve your life. But how popular is making a New Year’s resolution? Turns out, fewer people are making resolutions than you might think.    According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation...
Press Release | Nov 18 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2015 – David B. Schmidt, president and CEO of the International Food Information Council (IFIC), has elected to step down after 23 years of leadership, including 10 years as CEO at the Washington, D.C.-based communications association. He will remain president & CEO of...
Press Release | Oct 27 2015
Survey Provides Insight on Millennials’ Attitudes Toward Health and Wellness (WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2015) — It’s no secret that Millennials are a unique part of the population defined by events and characteristics that set them apart from any other generation. When it comes to health and nutrition...
Press Release | Oct 14 2015
From left to right: Julie Tesch (Executive Director, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture),  William Craft, Jr. ( U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Programs), Dr. Channapatna Prakash (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuskegee University), Doyle Karr (...
Press Release | Sep 23 2015
(Beijing, Sept. 23, 2015)—The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation released Food Safety: A Communicator’s Guide to Improving Understanding during a landmark two-day workshop co-hosted with the China Food and Drug Administration (China FDA), which concludes today. The Guide, which was...
Press Release | Sep 17 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, the nation’s leading charitable organization dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating the science of health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good, today announced that Kimberly Reed has been promoted...
Press Release | Sep 01 2015
(Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 2015) — The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey. However, when it comes to risks to...
Press Release | Jul 24 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to its proposal to revise the iconic Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The proposal now includes a %DV for added sugars. Turns out, there’s more news to this story. Today, the FDA made public their consumer study...
Press Release | Jul 02 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States National Day” at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015. The...
Press Release | Jun 16 2015
Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous tentative determination (November 2013) that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of...

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