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Jamaican scientist makes history in food science

| 2013-07-02 00:00:00

Jamaican scientist Dr. André Gordon has become a part of global food science history by being the first Caribbean national and only scientist in the Caribbean to be designated a Certified Food Scientist as part of the Inaugural Class of Certified Food Scientists by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), based in Chicago, Illinois.

This honour was awarded to Dr. Gordon after being invited last year to participate by Professor Roger Clemens, President of the IFT. In a letter inviting Dr. Gordon to participate in the rigorous, peer-review process, Professor Clemens said “…

Because you are an authority in food science as well as a Professional Member, becoming a Certified Food Scientist will benefit you and the IFT community at large, providing an example for tomorrow’s food science leaders. ..”

He further hoped “…that I can count on you as a dedicated IFT member to attain the CFS credential as a demonstration of your continued leadership and commitment to lifelong learning. By being among the first to attain the CFS, we can inspire other food scientists to do the same and continue shaping the future of the food science profession.”

Dr. Gordon is one of less than 300 Certified Food Scientists worldwide who, as part of the Inaugural Class was accorded the designation by acclamation after peer review and who will be recognized and honoured during the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago next weekend. Dr. Gordon is Managing Director of Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) based in Kingston, Jamaica, is a Vice President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) and Deputy Chairman of RADA.

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