• 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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Being part of IFT and IFT Foundations efforts to build a better tomorrow by strengthening the number and quality of food scientists is both challenging and rewarding. It’s one way I can repay the profession which has aided my career.

John Ruff
IFT Past President
John Ruff