• Unlock the Potential of the Food Science Community

Membership Types There are IFT membership types to fit every phase of your career.

IFT Members

IFT has several different categories of membership. Anyone who is active in any aspect of the food profession and interested in supporting the objectives of IFT is welcome to become a member of our organization.

IFT/IFST Joint Membership Program

To help meet the needs of professionals working in today’s global food sector, two of the leading organizations in food science and technology – the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the United Kingdom-based Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) – have launched a pilot joint membership program that gives participants membership in both associations.

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“I need the food science community to help me do my work… and they're all here at IFT.”

Michelle Perchonok
Michele Perchonok