CNJIFT Dinner Meetings

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Networking 5:00 pm | Speaker Presentation 6:00 pm  | Dinner 7:00 pm

Date:              Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Title:              Legalized Cannabis and Hemp Edibles: Getting Food Science Involved
Speaker:      Francis J. Boero Ph.D., CFS – Integrita Capital Partners LLC
Venue:         Mastoris, 144 U.S. Route 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505 – Directions                             

“Markets exist whether we like them or not”, cautions Nobel laureate economist Jean Tirole. In recent years, multiple US states, as well as several nations, have taken as a premise that rigid prohibitions on cannabis and hemp are, in themselves, creating illicit unregulated markets with significant social costs. These jurisdictions are opting for carefully regulated legal markets, either for medical or adult-use, with the ultimate objective of reducing social harm. Within these regulated legal markets, however, infused edibles have surprisingly become a $600 million segment growing at over 20% per year. This robust infused edibles market has come into existence with many food science questions unanswered and legislators uninformed. As food scientists, we can build the science for safe, adult-use products, whether we like the market or not.

Join us on March 6, 2018 as Dr. Boero will discuss this topic as well as IFT’s establishment of the “Legalized Cannabis and Hemp Edibles” interest group on IFT Connect to provide members and professionals an open forum to share knowledge and expertise. Creating networks, promoting science, and being an objective voice is part of IFT’s mission. IFT professionals have a unique opportunity to help shape a new industry.

Francis J. Boero Ph.D., CFS

Dr. Francis Boero is an academically certified, scientific technology business specialist returning to food science after over 30 years in research and healthcare. He began his career in restaurant commissary services in Southern California and earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of California. Post-graduation he has worked for various analytic instrument companies before joining a division of Johnson & Johnson and remained there for 21 years. During this time he became active in local food systems and concurrently with positions at J&J, Dr. Boero furnished management advisory and process development services to start-up food processors in Puerto Rico, Panama, and the US. This experience led him to resuming studies in food science and achieving his Certified Food Scientist (CFS) in 2016. Dr. Boero currently works for Integrita LLC, a consortium of pharmaceutical and food industry experts working to assure product integrity in legalized edibles. He is serving as the group leader for IFT’s Legalized Cannabis and Hemp Edibles working group.

$45 – IFT Members before 12:00 noon 3/2/18
$50 – IFT Nonmembers & Members after 12:00 noon 3/2/18
$25 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members before 12:00 noon 3/2/18
$30 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members after 12:00 noon 3/2/18

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Greek Salad
Vodka Rigatoni
Chicken Piccante
Baked Flounder
Roast Beef
Sausage with Peppers & Onions
Roasted Potatoes
String Beans Almandine
Rolls and Butter
Chef’s Selection of Assorted Desserts
Soft Drinks, Coffee, and Tea