Dr. Imran Ahmad successfully completes cutting-edge training to eradicate foodborne illnesses

Chaplin School postdoctoral associate, Dr. Ahmad, has successfully completed FSMA training on produce safety and preventive control rules. Food Safety Modernization Act (or FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our current food safety system aimed at reducing and completely eliminating foodborne illnesses. The FDA is implementing the new act in the form of 7 set of rules, including the Preventive Controls rules for Human and Animal Food, the Produce Safety rule, and the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule through extensive outreach to industry. The new act has far reaching consequences on domestic and foreign food producers. To ensure timely implementation of FSMA, the FDA has partnered with state, federal, and international governments, industry, and academia in the development and delivery of training. The Chaplin School is committed to extend its support to partners engaged in any stage of food production that covers by the FSMA regulations. To this end, Chaplin’s Faculty and technical staff have taken part in the training activities. Completion of pre-requisite courses and lead instructor courses will allow FIU to independently offer training programs based on FDA’s approved curriculum. More about Dr. Ahmad.

North Miami Brewfest – Sat., Dec. 9, 2017

What began as a student project six years ago has now become one of South Florida's premier craft beer festivals. North Miami BrewFest is a one-day beer festival featuring some of the best craft breweries and their one-of-a-kind beers. Its mission is to help continue to influence brewing science education and innovation for the craft beer industry, brewpubs, and homebrew organizations. The event includes several educational seminars delivered by faculty and top industry experts who share unparalleled expertise and passion for beer brewing and the science behind it. Brewfest began as a student project, led by hospitality management students at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. Proceeds from the North Miami Brewfest support the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and its Brewing Science program. To learn more or buy tickets, please visit northmiamibrewfest.com  

Two decades later, Chaplins continue to serve, support students

Left to right: Professor Chip Cassidy, Wayne Chaplin, Mel Dick, Lee Brian Schrager and Harvey Chaplin stand in front of the wall dedicated to the Chaplins Chaplin family was honored for the decades of support they’ve offered FIU with the dedication of a wall in their name at the Chaplin School. What happens when you put hospitality management students in a room with their benefactors? A candid, insightful conversation covering everything from advice on building a successful career from the ground up to how new innovations are changing the wine and spirits industry. Harvey and Wayne Chaplin, for whom the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is named, sat down with 14 students on Oct. 27 to offer advice to the young professionals hoping to enter the industry in the next few years. Harvey Chaplin and his son Wayne are the co-founder and CEO, respectively, of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS), the largest wine and spirits distributor in the nation. SGWS hosts the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which has raised more than $26 million in support of FIU since its inception. “What do you expect from us as young people entering the industry?” one student... Read full story.