Food Technologist and Nutritionist specializing in consumer insight, sensory science and food product-process innovation and business development, and global food security. (AnnaResurreccion@gmail.com).
The WK KELLOGG Food Security Award and Lectureship was presented to Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting in Chicago,
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The purpose of the Kellogg Award is to honor an IFT member working in academics, research institutes or the government, regardless of geographic origin, whose outstanding efforts result in one or more of the following: (1) Contributing toward the technological development in one or more local food industries to help foster economic development in non-industrialized countries; (2) Enabling and increasing access to nutritious food in non-industrialized countries; and/or (3) Developing emerging technologies and/or research that addresses non-industrialized countries food needs, food safety, and food security. http://www.slideshare.net/foodiedoc1/wk-kellogg-international-food-security-award-presented-at-ift-2013s-k-kellogg-slide-share
In partnership with processing company AfriNut, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub conducted two training sessions in Lilongwe to demonstrate to participants from the groundnut processing sector in Malawi important low-cost technology measures for...
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I was one of the organizers of this workshop and served as facilitator. I led the USAID funded project in the Philippines that developed this processing technology, which was subsequently published in the Journal of Food Protection and a Monograph, both of which are featured on this curated site.
The beauty of the technology is that it is applicable for use throughout the industry and all peanut processing plants that cannot afford expensive electronic sorters or their maintainance. Small-, medium- and micro-industries, including those at the farm and village level, as well as households can effectively remove aflatoxin contaminated kernels so that the rew material used for processing peanut products with below 4 ppb, the EC limit in peanut products.
Citations to my articles as of 10-12-2014 All CItations = 2709; Since 2009 =1263. Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion President RSR International Group, LLC Gainesville, Georgia International Consultants: Food Division: Food product and process development, International food security, Feed the Future, Nutrition, Sensory and consumer evaluation, Polyphenolic antioxidants, bioactives and functional foods. Poultry and Animal Health Division: Disease surveillance and Diagnostics, Food Safety Retired Distinguished Research Professor The University of Georgia Formerly Professor and Nutrition Specialist, Penn State University.
Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion traveled to Bangkok , Thailand to participate in the Ph.D. final oral examination of graduate student, Chompanut Sihsobhon. Dr. Resurreccion is shown with Visiting Professor from the Louisiana State University, Dr Witoon, Prinyawiwatkul; Graduate Committee Members, Professor Vichai Haruthaithanassan, Associate Professor, Dr. Penkwan Chompreeda, and Associate Director of Research Dr. Thongchai.
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. It represents a $3.5 billion pledge to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in the developing world.
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Anna Resurreccion was Principal Investigator of the USAID funded Philippine Project from 1996 through 2007. She retired as a Distinguished Research Professor from the University of Geogria in December 0f 2012. She continues her activities in International Food Security and International Development as a consultant with RSR INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC a firm founded two years ago, and serves as President of the company.
The RSR International Group, also provides management and technical consulting on Food entrepreneurship, Product development, processing and optimization for a Nutritious, safe and available food supply
The University of Georgia's Global Peanut Product Processing and Marketing Team (GP3MT), Dr. Anna Resurreccion, Dr. Manjeet Chinnan and Dr. Wojciech Florkowski, each led a project to design, develop, optimize, scaleup and commercialize Nutri-Nut in Uganda. . The scientists are engaged in research to support the value-chain for peanuts.
The research is supported by the US Agency for Intenational Development (USAID).
Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion's book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of consumer affective testing, including principles, application and implementation of consumer affective tests, data collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results.
The UGA GP3M Team has distinguished itself globally for (1) Development and successful transfer of an aflatoxin elimination technology that addresses non-industrialized countries’ food safety needs; (2) Contributions to technological development of local food industries of non-industrialized nations globally, but particularly in Asia, Eastern Europe, Caribbean, Middle East and Africa; while (3) increasing access to safe, nutritious high quality food products in these countries.
Anna V.A. Resurreccion, Distinguished Research Professor of Food Science, obtained the Ph.D. in Food Science from the Univ. of GA. In the last 29 years, she has conducted research on consumer insight and sensory science methods for food product design, development and optimization. IFT awarded her the distinction of Fellow (2000) and the IFT Bor S. Luh International award (2009). Other awards include the Prof. Scientist Award (1995, Southern Region of the IFT); the Gamma Sigma Delta Senior Faculty Award of Merit (1995, UGA Chapter); UGA, D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (1996) and D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in International Agriculture (2006). Additionally, the International Award (1998) and Outstanding Professional Scientist Awards (1999, 2010) from the Univ. of the Phil. Alumni Assoc. She is a professional member of IFT, served as Assoc. Scientific Editor of the IFT’s J. of Food Science, Chairman of the IFT Product Dev. Div and Distinguished Lecturer (2002-2004). She received more than $12 million on funded research; has over 600 scientific and technical publications, including 150 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 chapters, 3 books; and 234 proceedings/abstracts of presentations at professional meetings.
Manjeet S. Chinnan, Professor Emeritus of Food Engineering, received his doctorate degree in Bio & Agri. Engineering from NC State Univ. For the last 43 years Dr. Chinnan has focused his energies in developing techniques and applying them for optimizing food processes and food products. He was honored as ASABE Distinguished Food Engineer (2009). In IFT he has served in the capacity of chair - Dixie Section (1985); Food Engineering Division (1994); Committee on Sections & Divisions (2002-2003). He also served as Assoc. Scientific Editor of the IFT’s J. of Food Sci. (1999). He has published prolifically with more than 540 publication to his credit (Refereed journal articles-155; Books-1; Book chapters–13; Conf. proceedings–42; Other pubs 330) and has received grants in excess of $9 million dollars to pursue his ideas. He is a recipient of IFT International. Award in 1991 as one of the five team members from the Univ. of Georgia (first time ever given to a team); Bor S. Luh International Award (2007); D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in International Agri. (given by the Univ. of GA, 2000). He is member of IFT (Fellow), ASABE (Fellow), AIChE, ASHS and APRES.
Wojciech J. Florkowski, Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics obtained the Ph. D. degree from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He was awarded the prestigious Kosciuszko Foundation Award in 1982 and received Commemorative Medals from the Dublany Agricultural University, Ukraine (1999), and the University of Life Sciences in Poznan (2001), Poland. He chaired the American Agricultural Economics Association Committee on Relationships with Economies in Transition (1992-1995) responsible for the development of professional relationships with agricultural economics professionals in Central and Eastern Europe. He was co-founder and the first Vice-President of the Polish Association of Agricultural Economists and Agribusiness (1993-1995) and served as the Secretary of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (2006-2011) and member of the Council on Agriculture Science and Technology task force on quality of agricultural products. He was the Editor of the Journal of Food Distribution Research (2002-2007) and currently serves of Editorial Boards of several journals including The Poznan University of Economics Review and Scientific Annals of the Association of Polish Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He has been a Principal or Co-Principal investigator on $1 million funded research from the public and private sectors; published over 400 scientific and technical publications, including 2 books, 11 book chapters, 97 peer reviewed journal articles; 182 papers published as abstracts/proceedings, and 150 articles in the field of agricultural economics and marketing.
With the team is Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan of Virginia Tech.
Mycotoxin Management Network for Food Security and Safety (M2Net)
August 4th, 2012 BRAZIL
Dr. Walter Spiess- IUFoST Food Security Task Force
Dr. Manjeet Chinnan & Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion - University of Georgia-Global Peanut Product Processing and Marketing Team (UGA.GP3MT)
IUFoST Food Security Task Force
University of Georgia-Global Peanut Product Processing and Marketing Team (UGA.GP3MT)
Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (PCRSP)
Scientists from IUFoST held a 1-day pre-conference meeting to discuss the current issues in mycotoxin management. The primary goal of the meeting was to create a network for partners working on and or interested in this important topic in food security around the world.
Globally communities are under severe food crisis. Developing countries are struggling to simultaneously increase production and meet international quality standards for food safety. When food is scarce, all food is consumed albeit of poor or unsafe quality. Mycotoxins affect many of the staple food crops; when present these toxins can lead to severe health problems like stunting, cancer, and immune suppression. These toxins can persist along the entire food value chain.
IUFoST is leading the way in bringing together scientists to discuss, analyze and create approaches tools and methods for the management of Mycotoxins. Food scientists can play a crucial role in creating safe food, reducing costs, and increasing food security.
We arrived from Argentina, yesterday, after participating as an Invited Plenary Speaker, at the Fifth International Congress of Food Science and Technology in Cordoba, Argentina. I spoke on Innovation in food product design and development with specific examples for peanut processing. I presented a "mind genomics" approach to product design and development. Wherein I presented specific examples of the steps involved and ended in " winning" product concepts, the results of a study sponsored by RSR International Group, LLC -- my company, in collaboration with Dr Howard Moskowitz, inventor of "mind genomics" and world famous author and experimental psychologist. This was a Government Sponsored Congress to bring the latest in scientific and technical knowledge in Food Science to Argentinian Food scientists and those in allied scientific fields. The program was intended to focus on science and technology; there were no expos or commercial displays or marketing efforts. What was outstanding that round-tables were held on specific areas of interest. I participated in one on Peanuts, where the latest consumer trends, to genetic research was discussed. Audience participation was tremendous. I also participated in a session that brought together, food company representatives with the experts. Companies sat together in short sessions to meet with experts to determine areas of mutual interest, or to lay their problems on the table, so contacts were initiated for future collaboration and consultation. I felt this format resulted in a truly rewarding interaction and was beneficial to all parties, to bring science and technology, and innovation to companies, both large global types as well as smaller ones.
Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion has been invited to address the attendees of the Fifth International Congress of Food Science and Technology in Cordoba, Argentina. She will be speaking on "Innovation in Peanut Product Design and Development-- a Consumer and Sensory Science Approach."
Dr. Resurreccion is one of the most internationally recognized peanut product design and development experts. Peanuts are grown in Argentina and are are important agribusiness crop. The Congress is expected to draw 800 food scientists and processors.
The Board of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT) honored Dr. Anna Resurreccion, with a Dinner held on August 22, 2013 for her recent recognition as the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists W.K. Kellogg International Food Security Awardee. Members of the PAFT Board are, Marty Panganiban, President; Pamela Forshage, Vice President, and Board Members, Susan Arevalo; Maria Josephine Gonzales; Lourdes Montevirgen; Charina May Tandas; Remedios Baclig; Dr. Lotis Francisco; Luzette Teruel; Asiel Castillon and Benilda Moises. Also attending the affair was Dr. Rey Resurreccion.
The German style dinner was held at Brotzeit at the Shangrila Mall. Marty Panganiban, President of IFT presented Dr. Resurreccion with a gift from PAFT. Dr. Resurreccion was a member of PAFT during her years as a B.S. Food Technology student at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and continues to be a supporter of the PAFT through Plenary or Technical presentations in past PAFT Annual Meetings, and a Technical Seminar to Members, on Sensory Evaluation.
RSR International Group, LLCAflatoxins are found in corn, rice, coconut, peanuts and other food sources. They cause hepatocellular carcinoma, growth stunting in children and immunosuppression. 4.5 billion people, globally, are at risk of exposure (CDC). Aflatoxins are one of the many Mycotoxins found in food. I and my research team in the Philippines developed the ONLY effective technology to remove aflatoxin from processed peanut products, for small and medium sized companies that cannot afford electronic sorters. We transferred the technology to at least 10 companies in the Philippines. We then scaled up and transferred the technology in Thailand, nation-wide, in Uganda (east Africa), Ghana (west Africa) and now in Southern Africa, beginning with one country and continuing to two others in the region. I am searching for funds to continue to scale up the technology transfer and adoption, in light of serious food insecurity today that affects 1.5 billion people (FAO) and a predicted population of 9 billion in 2030. Pictured here is part of a training program in Africa that I helped to plan, implement and conduct on September 9-11,2013.
Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion, has made unprecedented technological contributions in breadth and scope, to better manufacture safe and nutritious food in emerging economies of non-industrialized countries. Her achievements have far-reaching and sustained impact to food security in two continents in the world, Asia and Africa.
She will be recognized for this achievement at the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Technologists inChicago on July 13 - 18, 2013.
News from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Agriculture,Science news: Resurreccion named Distinguished Research Professor.
Anna Resurreccion, a University of Georgia professor of food science, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor, a designation awarded to faculty who are internationally-recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline.
As part of their effort in Aflatoxin Mitigation and in "Feed the Future" programs in Southern African countries, Dr. Anna V.A. Resurreccion and Dr. Manjeet S. Chinnan traveled to London to hold discussions with TWIN organization representatives. The meetings were held on May 31 through June 2, 2012.
A success story for USAID-funded Peanut CRSP in the Philippines.
The Global Peanut Product, Processing and Marketing Team (GP3MT) allows small and medium enterprises to access knowledge and technologies developed by Universities and Government Research Institutions, globally.
An approach developed by Dr. Resurreccion with co-workers in the US and Philippines, involves identification and early engagement of industry partners at the initial stages. The public-private partnerships formed are the key to "fast tracking" the development and commercialization of food products.
GP3MT empowers smallholder farmers through associations/enterprises in value chain activities.
GP3MT has provided capacity building for successful development of women-owned business enterprises in Asia and Africa.
One example is Jennilyn Antonio who was an assembly plant worker involved in micro-scale peanut paste preparation as a source of secondary income for her family. She is currently a successful entrepreneur who produces peanut butter distributed and sold at supermarket and bakery chains, nationwide, in the Philippines.
The GP3M Team is composed of Dr. Anna Resurreccion, Distinguished Research Professor, a food scientist and technologist with a Masters degree in Nutrition; Dr. Manjeet Chinnan, Professor Emeritus, an engineer with expertise in food process development; and Dr. Wojciech Florkowski, Professor, an economist.
GP3MT is based in the University of Georgia.
Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (Peanut CRSP) is funded through the US agency for International Development (USAID).
Anna Resurreccion can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
GP3MT can be reached by e-mail at UGA.GP3MT@gmail.com
I met Ehje at a training course held as an activity in a USAID funded Peanut Collaborative Research Program (CRSP) project that I led in the Philippines for 11 years until 2007. She attended and brought with her a 4 oz. plastic container of peanut butter, and approached me during a coffee break to ask for an evaluation of her product. Litlle did I know then that her family had difficulty making ends meet, and that a she had scraped whatever means she had to try to attend our course--on peanut processing.
A few years have passed since that fateful day. This tiny, deterined lady has, through a vison of success, hard work, some micro-financing, and a ton of common sense, graduated from being a 1 Kg per week casual preparer of peanut paste, to sell to her assembly line co-workers, to a tons per day peanut processor marketing her products to superrmarket and bakery chains nationwide, in the Philippines.
Ehje's peanut butter is one of the highest quality peanut butters being marketed in Manila. She has expanded her operations several times but growth has necessitated a move to a brand new processing plant.
It is the success stories of people like Ehje that make my hard work, the tremendous amount of time and effort worthwhile. I felt a sense of of pride when Ehje and her husband and business partner Boyong came to see me in Makati, to relate the tremendous transformation in their lives. She sends me videoclips, news stories as you read above, eternally grateful for the knowledge and advice she has obtained. I cannot help but smile when out of the blue, Ehje is there chatting with me on Facebook, always with a technical question on peanut processing. Ehje will forever be my student, as I am forever her teacher.