Special Session: ‘Going Trans Fat Free’ to be Featured at New York Pizza Show

(NORWALK, CT) February 20, 2007 – With little time left to go Trans Fat free in New York City, a panel of industry experts will speak to restaurateurs and chefs about how to transition their establishments to comply with the city’s new regulations during the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York on Monday, March 5, 2007 at Noon at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in room 1C03.
The special session will feature an opening address by Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Commissioner of NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene followed by an expert panel including David Berkowitz, Executive Director of New York City Department of Education School Foodservice; Chris Giarraputo, Corporate Executive Chef for B.R. Guest Restaurants; Sheila Cohn Weiss, Director of Nutrition Policy for the National Restaurant Association; David Dzisiak, Global Oil Leader, Dow AgroSciences; and John Jansen, Vice President of Product and Sales Support, Bunge Oils.  The discussion will be moderated by E. Charles “Chuck” Hunt, Executive Vice President of New York City Office for the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA).
“More than 24,000 foodservice establishments in NYC will need to learn to comply with the new regulations,” said Chuck Hunt representing NYSRA.  “We expect that this panel will provide restaurateurs with the tools they need to become compliant.” 
“This Show is the largest gathering of foodservice professionals in the Northeast and the perfect place for them to find suppliers of trans fat free products and guidance on how to make the change in their businesses” added Ron Mathews, Event Director.
The ‘Going Trans Fat Free Session’ is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, whose Omega-9 Oils, made from Nexera(tm) canola and sunflower seeds, are marketed by Bunge Oils under the brand name Nutra-Clear NT. This oil is helping the foodservice industry, including Taco Bell, deliver healthier foods without compromising taste or performance. 
The 2007 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from Sunday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 6, 2007. The Show is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading organizers of trade and public shows and owned and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA).  For more information visit or