Marcy earns Certified Food Scientist designation

Aug. 6, 2013
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Sara Landis, Communications, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – John A. Marcy, extension food scientist in the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, has successfully earned the designation of Certified Food Scientist (CFS). With this approval, he will be one of the food scientists etched in the history of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the profession for being a part of the inaugural class of CFS certificants.

CFS was created in response to a profession-wide study in which food science supervisors affirmed that a certification was needed and would help employers identify qualified personnel. The vast majority of supervisors also agreed that the program would help increase the recognition and visibility of the profession.

Through earning the CFS, Marcy has demonstrated the requisite applied knowledge and skills and commitment to lifelong learning required to earn this distinction. In the spirit of continued learning and maintenance of the CFS, certificants must complete 75 contact hours of professional development every five years.

The Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and the poultry science department include a complex of teaching, research and extension facilities at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the John W. Tyson Poultry Science Building on campus. The department provides the curriculum for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.