The New York Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will present a technical webinar called “CBD & Hemp in Edibles: 2020 & Beyond” Sept. 23-24 as part of its Virtual Suppliers Week.

Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, editor-in-chief of Cannabis Products Magazine, is set to present CBD & Hemp: State of the Industry at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. He is joined by professionals speaking on topics such as:

Policy & Regulatory Update of CBD & Hemp
Jonathan Havens, partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

CBD + Food: Quality & Food Safety Challenges
Keith Woelfel, director of R&D, Caliper Foods

• CBD as a Novel Food Ingredient
Francis Boero, Ph.D., CFS, Gavenum LLC

• Consumer Insights, Health & Wellness for CBD & Hemp
Linda Gilbert, founder & CEO, EcoFocus Worldwide

How to Bring an Infused Product to Market: Challenges, risks, and opportunities
Austin Stevenson, vice president, product x innovation – Vertosa

• Hemp: A Novel Farm Crop for the Future
Justin Frederico, Ph.D., president, Justben Agriculture LLC

Functional Hemp: Food Uses and Beyond
Alireza Abbaspourrad, assistant professor of food chemistry & ingredient technology, Cornell University
Martin Mingdi Liu, Ph.D. student, Cornell University

• Sensory Considerations when Formulating with CBD
Lindsey Mohan, senior flavorist, FONA

• Level Up Your Edibles
Heather Farnum, senior applications technologist, FONA

• Learnings from a Journey into Canna-Beverages
Eric Schnell, co-founder, mood33 & BeyondBrands

This program qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours. CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 2.0 contact for their participation in this program.

The registration fee for the two-day webinar is $65. Visit to learn more and register.

Cannabis Products Magazine is the event's media sponsor.

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