• 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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Membership in IFT has provided a way to keep up with my friends and colleagues from various stages in my career as well as providing a venue for meeting new ones.

Julie Ruder
Quality Assurance Specialist
Bay Valley Foods
Julie Ruder