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IFT Honors Three Innovation Award Winners

At an awards ceremony on Sunday evening at IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food, IFT President-Elect Designate Pam Coleman announced and presented three companies—Handary S.A., Kancor Ingredients Ltd., and Novolyze—with the 2018 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. The winning entries offer solutions to today’s food issues and trends of safety, superior product quality and extended shelf life.

IFT18 Draws More Than 23,000 Global Registrants

August 14, 2018
IFT18: A Matter of Science and Food, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) at McCormick Place, highlighted the hottest food trends, the latest food products and the most important developments in the science of food. More than 23,000 people attended the event from July 15 – 18 to attend scientific sessions, connect with colleagues and discover new technologies on the expo floor. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New Director of Diversity and Inclusion

August 8, 2018
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced that Nancy Ukpe Gargula has joined the association as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The role will collaborate across the association to provide various solutions, consultations, and trainings on D&I opportunities and issues. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Announces 2018 IFTSA Competition Winners

July 18, 2018
The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) today named more than 20 student groups from around the world as winners of the 2018 IFTSA competitions. Held annually to engage IFT’s student members to share their research and explore critical issues outside of the classroom, the competitions range from creating viable food products for underserved populations to producing multimedia content to educate and inspire.  (Read more)

IFT Honors Three Innovation Award Winners

July 15, 2018
At an awards ceremony on Sunday evening at IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food, IFT President-Elect Designate Pam Coleman announced and presented three companies—Handary S.A., Kancor Ingredients Ltd., and Novolyze—with the 2018 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. The winning entries offer solutions to today’s food issues and trends of safety, superior product quality and extended shelf life. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes Maria Velissariou, Ph.D. as Chief Science and Technology Officer

July 12, 2018
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the hire of Maria Velissariou, Ph.D. as Chief Science and Technology Officer (CSTO). The new position comes in direct response to the evolution taking place in the food industry and underscores the association's focus on how it can best serve all of its members, customers, partners, and the global food system as a whole.  (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Earns 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for its Documentary Film: Food Evolution

July 11, 2018
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has earned 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for its documentary film, Food Evolution, which explores global food-related challenges, the critical role that science will play in addressing them, and the public perceptions and misperceptions involving the science of food. (Read more)

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