News Releases


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)

Highly Acidic Beverages Not a Threat to Gastrointestinal Tracts

July 29, 2008
A comprehensive new research review confirms that the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) is naturally equipped to handle fruit juices, soft drinks, alcohol and other beverages with high acidity. (Read more)

Marinating Meats Prior to Grilling May Decrease Cancer-Forming Compounds

July 29, 2008
Outdoor cooking season is at its peak, and now there are even more reasons to marinate meats before grilling. New research published in the Journal of Food Science suggests that marinating meats may decrease the cancer-forming compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCA), which are produced during grilling, by over 70 percent. (Read more)

IFT Reaches Out to Help Those in Need Through Second Harvest

July 7, 2008
During the 2008 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, members of the Institute of Food Technologists helped to fight hunger in South Louisiana by working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, a local nonprofit that is a member of America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network.  (Read more)

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