Intertek Presents Latest Research on Plant-based Proteins and Labeling of Bioengineered (BE) Foods at IFT 2019

May 08, 2019

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be exhibiting in the Food Expo and speaking at two educational sessions during IFT 2019, taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 2-5, 2019.

IFT 2019 will bring together more than 17,000 food professionals worldwide from all sectors of the science of food industry. Attendees will benefit from the collective knowledge of this community to "Feed Their Future" through science, networking, innovation and curiosity.

Intertek experts from U.S. Food Services, Agricultural, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS), and Alchemy Systems will be exhibiting at booth #349 on the Expo floor and will be available for consultation. To set-up a meeting during the show, please contact

Participants will also engage with scientific experts from all around the globe as they share their insights, experience, and ideas during the scientific, featured and applied sessions. HERS experts will present their latest scientific research in the following sessions: 

Plant-based Proteins: Intakes, Adequacy, and Future Research Needs
June 4, 2019 | 2:15 - 3:45 pm (CDT) | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 291-292 | Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims & Clinical Trials, HERS

  • Description:  As consumers become increasingly conscientious about their health, the environment, and the rights and welfare of animals, consumer interest in plant-based proteins has increased. In this symposium, a background on dietary protein and amino acid requirements and the health implications of not meeting or exceeding these requirements, as well as the most recent advancements in the determination of protein quality, will be presented.

The Labeling of Bioengineered (BE) Foods – Consumer Perception and Industry Impact
June 5, 2019 | 8:30 - 10:00 am (CDT) | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 260-262 | Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims & Clinical Trials, HERS

  • Description: Bioengineered (BE) foods, previously referred to as genetically modified (GM) foods, are defined by the world health organization (WHO) as “organisms…in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination” (WHO, 2014). This symposium aims to present the current global regulations regarding BE food labeling, with a focus on the new U.S. Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). 

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For Media Information:

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
T: +1 905 542 2900


For Technical Information:

Kathy Musa-Veloso
Ph.D. Director, Health Claims & Clinical Trials 
Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS)
T: +1 905 542 2900

Kim Larkin
Business Development Manager
Food Services
T: +1 217 352 6060