News Releases


Antioxidants in Italian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Reduced at Six Months of Storage

March 19, 2009
CHICAGO — That olive oil sitting on your shelf may lose up to 40 percent of its health benefits if it’s been there for six months, according to a study presented in the March Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

Health Benefits of Green Tea May Decrease After Long Storage

March 19, 2009
CHICAGO — Green tea leaves produce antioxidant organic compounds called catechins that reportedly have beneficial health effects, such as fighting bacteria, viruses and cancer. (Read more)

Study Shows Negligible Levels of Trans Fatty Acids Rise in Ground Beef and Frankfurters as Irradiation Doses Increase

March 19, 2009
CHICAGO — Irradiation at higher doses caused a small but statistically significant increase in artery-clogging trans fatty acids in ground beef and frankfurters, according to a study presented in the March Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. (Read more)

Use of Nanotechnology in Food to be Focus of Seminar in London

March 17, 2009
CHICAGO, March 17, 2009 — The latest developments in nanotechnology and its potential for use in the food industry is the subject of a seminar on April 30 in London. (Read more)

Food Technology Presents: Wellness 09, March 25-26

March 9, 2009
CHICAGO — Consumers want foods and beverages that meet their nutrition and health needs, while meeting the demands of their taste buds and wallets.  (Read more)

Disrupting Cell Communication in Bacteria May Prevent Foodborne Illness

February 13, 2009
CHICAGO — The rise in the number of foodborne illnesses from Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli, coupled with the lack of an effective intervention method, has led to intense scientific research into prevention efforts. (Read more)

IFT Welcome Letter to President Obama

January 22, 2009
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a not-for-profit professional scientific society with over 20,000 members working in academia, government and industry to advance the science of food. (Read more)

IFT Fellow Appointed Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II

January 16, 2009
CHICAGO— Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Professor Colin Dennis, a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his distinguished service to the agri-food industry.  (Read more)

Innovative Food Packaging Solutions

October 20, 2008
Advances in food packaging lead to improved food quality and safety. Released this month from the Institute of Food Technologists® (IFT) is a Scientific Status Summary (SSS), a peer-reviewed report published in the Journal of Food Science. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes 2008-2009 President

September 17, 2008
On September 2, 2008, Sheri Schellhaass, vice president of research and development for General Mills, officially became the 69th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit international society of 22,000 members working in food science, food technology and related professions. (Read more)

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