About IFT Short Courses IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts short courses in its effort to provide the food community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas.

IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts a variety of in-person short courses as part of our mission to provide the food science community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. These courses are team-taught by leaders and experts in the field of food science, technology, and related disciplines. Check back here frequently for course updates and registration information.

Upcoming Short Courses

IFT Headquarters, Chicago IL

Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist
February 15-16, 2018
One of IFT's most popular courses will help you better understand and communication with your technical teams and customers.

Food Laws & Regulations: A Practical Road Map
March 22-23, 2018
This newly redesigned short course provides participants with a road map to the essential US food regulatory resources.

One Intensive Day with Food Labels
April 20, 2018
This advanced course covers a series of special issues, ambiguities, recent trends, and hot topics related to FDA food label laws and regulations.

Allergen Management Beyond Preventive Controls (in partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences)
May 10-11, 2018
This course will help you to establish, enhance or ensure compliance with various requirements and ensure that your facility has effective controls for each allergen and that they are properly declared on the label.

How to Build and Implement an Effective Foreign Supplier Verification Program (in partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences)
August 23-24, 2018
This course is great for importers, retailers, manufacturers and others with limited regulatory or technical experience who want to learn more about FSVP and how to build an effective supply chain management program.
More information coming soon!

Continuing Education Credit

IFT’s food science-related short courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH). Exact hours per course vary. More information will be provided at time of registration. For more information on CFS renewal requirements, visit http://www.ift.org/certification/maintain-your-cfs.aspx

IFT is a continuing professional education provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' (AND) Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians may claim 1 CPE per hour of learning. Each short course registrant will be provided with a certificate of completion at the end of the course with full continuing education credit information included.

Short Course, Online Course and Webcast Proposal Form

Have an idea for an educational program at IFT? Complete this form and submit it to eoconnell@ift.org. We accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year.
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