News Releases


7 Supermarkets Trends Now and in the Future

September 17, 2014
With convenience and value being key drivers when it comes to grocery shopping, successful retailers will be those who adapt to changes in consumer product preferences, technology and lifestyle needs. In the September issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Executive Editor Mary Ellen Kuhn writes about the changing landscape of today’s supermarket. (Read more)

9 Fats to Include in a Healthy Diet

September 17, 2014
Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits. In the September issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about how fatty acids and nutritional oils may benefit cognition, weight management, heart health, eye and brain development, and even mood.  (Read more)

IFT Appoints New Members of the International Food Science Certification Commission

September 17, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the 2014/2015 members of the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC). The IFSCC is an independent, third-party certification body that oversees the testing, governance, and policymaking for the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credentialing activities.  (Read more)

IFT September 2014 Media Update

September 17, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine, Journal of Food Science, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

Global Food Traceability Center Launches New Seafood Traceability Financial Tool

September 8, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced the launch of a Seafood Traceability Financial Tool. This tool assists organizations in the seafood industry in understanding the financial impact (costs and benefits) of implementing traceability. Developed with input from seafood business leaders and owners, and as part of its service to the seafood industry, this tool is freely accessible online at http://www.seafoodtraceability.org. (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New 2014-2015 President

September 2, 2014
On September 1, 2014 Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, Food Science and Nutrition Professor at the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture became the 75th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society of professionals in industry, academia, and government engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas. Dr. Camire succeeded Janet E. Collins, PhD, RD, CFS, IFT’s 2013-2014 president. In her position as president, Dr. Camire will work with members and staff to support IFT's overall mission of advancing the science of food to ensure a safe, abundant and healthful food supply worldwide. (Read more)

Global Food Traceability Center Submits Comments to Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

August 28, 2014
To offer solutions to pressing food fraud issues, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today submitted written and oral comments to the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOAA-NMFS-0214-0090).  (Read more)

Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Partner to Expand Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Certification

August 21, 2014
The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Institute of Food Technologists announced today that AIFST will endorse and promote the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) certification to food professionals in Australia.  (Read more)

IFT 2014 August Media Update

August 21, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update contains highlights from Food Technology magazine, Journal of Food Science, and other information from IFT. Copies of scientific papers are available to journalists upon request. Please attribute content to the Institute of Food Technologists.  (Read more)

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association and Partners in Food Solutions Announce Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition Winners

August 21, 2014
Two food science student teams—one international, one domestic—were named winners of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition during the IFT 2014 Annual Meeting & Food Expo. The competition, sponsored by Partners in Food Solutions through its corporate partners – General Mills, Cargill, DSM, and Buhler – is designed to promote the application of food science and technology and the development of new products and processes that are targeted at improving the quality of life for people in developing countries. (Read more)

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