November 13, 2017

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Nutrition, Food, and Science: The Future Is Now – SCIFIC 2018 Conference March 7th, Anaheim, CA


SCIFTS (Southern California Institute of Food Technologists’ Section) will be hosting, SCFIC 2018 (Southern California Food Industry Conference).

This years theme:

Nutrition, Food, and Science: The Future Is Now

The 31st Southern California Food Industry Conference is SCIFTS premier annual event in the food science and nutrition segments.  It will be a platform for presentations from nationally/internationally reputed industry experts featuring hot topics in nutrition, consumer trends, food processing, pesticides, and food waste.


When:  March 7, 2018, 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

Where:  Disneyland Hotel Exhibition Hall – Anaheim, CA

Registration:  Now open at

Before March 1st 2018:

Professional (Full Day $100/Half Day $55)    Full Time Student (Full Day $45/Half Day $25)

March 1st 2018 & At the Door:  

Professional (Full Day $120/Half Day $70)    Full Time Student (Full Day $55/Half Day $35)


Dr. Steve Witherly, President,  Technical Products Inc“Everything You Know About Nutrition Is Wrong”  Dr. Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist, California State University, Davis“MythBusters: Pesticide Residue Edition”Dr. Gregory Ziegler, Professor of Food Science, Penn State University“Is Food Processing Natural?”   Dr. Mary Wagner, President, MK Wagner & Associates“What Everyone Ought to Know about Food Trends Influencing Future Food and Beverage Products?”Dr. Tara McHugh, Research Leader – USDA“STOP! Food Waste”

August 23, 2017

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FDA Food Label Training

Two Interactive Food Label Training Choices


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Debra Topham, Knowledge Bank director and 30-year veteran shares her knowledge on food label regulations:



  • Food Label Training Overview
  • Nutrition Facts Reformation & Transformation

Basic Food Label Training Thursday Sept 21, 2017 9am—4:30pm

A 1-day overview of the US FDA regulations for adult foods with nutrition facts panels. Get an introduction to nutrient content claims regarding “good source” or “packed with” along with guidance in choosing the properly labeled serving sizes. Activities will show how to create basic ingredient lists, select a product. $850 per person

NFP 2016 Update Friday Sept 22, 2017 9am –12noon

Back-of-pack nutrient changes will be at the front of customer inquiries, enforcement, and potential litigation for millions of USA products. In this 1⁄2-day session, learn through relevant case studies, what lies ahead of you to meet the 2016 Federal Register announced labeling regulations. See what changes to nutrient definitions will affect label claims when switching to the new regulations. Course covers the FDA 2016 Nutrition Facts updates & requires prior regulatory training. $385 per person


Food Microbiological Laboratories,10653 Progress Way, Cypress, CA 90630




B&W handouts of presentation slides with worksheets & reference materials. Parking Pass and boxed lunch for pre-registered attendees.
Ask about professional contact hours for Certified Food Scientists!

Register at:
P: 657.464.3834 E:

Presented by Debra KW Topham, MS, CNS, CFS

Knowledge Bank provides “health checkups” for food and supplement labels to comply with FDA, USDA, and FTC regulations. Debra is the Director and 30-year veteran with Fresh&Easy Neighborhood Market, Nutrilite, and now the upcoming software launch of ReviewQ.

Knowledge Bank reserves the right to cancel the programs and refund registration fees if enrollment is low. Attendees may cancel up to 7 calendar days before the event less a $50 processing fee or send a professional replacement from the same company.