Catherine Adams Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

May 4, 2009



Catherine Adams Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

Chicago, IL - Catherine Adams, President and CEO of RdR Solutions Consulting, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for being a leader in the application of HACCP as a regulatory program and the implementation of ISO 9000 quality management systems for the global food industry.

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT Member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Fellows Jury for those nominees who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States.

Adams led the development and implementation of product lifecycle management information platforms for food companies, including Heinz and McDonald’s.
Integrating elements of food science and nutrition, Adams designed a nutrition strategy for McDonald’s that focused on incorporating the global restaurant chain’s suppliers to create innovative food solutions. She has advanced the use of public-private partnerships to improve food safety, well-being and corporate responsibility.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970.



About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit