Category: Events

Asian Noodle Technology Course held at the Wheat Marketing Center, Portland

The Wheat Marketing Center together with the Food Innovations Center held another excellent advanced course on the manufacturing of dried Asian style noodles. Asian style noodles are popular all over the world for their convenience, low price and the long shelf life they provide the end use consumer. Asian noodles are packed in plastic cups…
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SCFIC & SCIFTs Suppliers’ Night – March 8, 2017

We hope you had the opportunity to attend at least one of the premier events SCIFTs put on in Anaheim, CA this March. This was the 30th anniversary of these events and it was one of the best. The Conference held the first half of the day was a wealth of information on topics of…
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SPI Group enjoys food safety music

Yes, we really listened to food safety music!  Every year we support the Northern California IFT section’s joint event with the UC Davis Food Science Department.   We love sponsoring food science students and having the opportunity to talk with them over dinner. This year’s event was one of the most entertaining IFT events we have…
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SPI Group visits NASA food labs

At SPI Group, we are strong supporters of local IFT events – and we may have just been to our favorite events with the Alamo IFT section! We loved going to Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX to hear Dr. Shannon Walker discuss her experience with long duration space flight. Dr. Walker described how she…
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My Food Job Rocks! Podcast featuring Russ Nishikawa

SPI Group is honored to have podcaster/food scientist Adam Yee feature Russ Nishikawa, VP of Business Development, on his podcast My Food Job Rocks! The My Food Job Rocks! Podcast was developed to inform people about cool jobs in the food industry. Every week, Adam interviews people from all walks of life from jobs ranging from Product…
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6th annual Puget Sound IFT Brew Night on October 18th

Strike up another successful night of brewing and BBQ for the Puget Sound IFT group. That’s held each year at Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew in Edmond’s Washington. The brewing event was sponsored by 8 Ingredient companies and included an award winning BBQ ribs and pulled pork meal, with all the sides and various hot sauces you’d hope…
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Feed the Minds: Run for Food Science

SPI Group is proud to support Bruce Ferree in his run for Food Science Scholarships!  Bruce is raising money for Feeding Tomorrow by committing to complete a 250 kilometer run across the Atacama Desert in northern Chile called the Atacama Crossing.  We are happy to that our supplier partner Saltwell is joining us in the sponsorship. SPI…
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Just back from IFT15 in Chicago

The SPI Group team has just returned from Chicago, attending IFT 15! Attendees that stopped at the Grande Custom Ingredients booth were treated to a high protein cucumber water, containing 10g of protein per 8 oz.  This refreshing beverage featured Grande Ultra, a clean, neutral-flavored whey protein isolate. We also enjoyed the high protein maple…
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NCIFT Supplier's Night and Symposium 2015

Did you know that there are more Empty Nesters (165 million) in the US than Singles (92 Million) and the third largest category is married couples with kids? And majority of us don’t eat as families anymore? And that the Millenials (age group from 18 to 33 years) prefer prepackaged ingredients and flavorings to use…
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The Seismic Shift on How Consumers will Source Meals in the Future

I believe the best talk at the Intermountain IFT Suppliers show in Sun Valley this past week, was put on by Justin Shimek, the Chief Technology Officer with Mattson, located in the San Francisco Bay area. He gave a very informative talk about the direction consumers are heading to source their food. Brick and mortar…
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