Institute of Food Technologists Announces New Certified Food Scientists

December 16, 2014

CHICAGO–The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is proud to announce that 34 professionals have recently earned the prestigious Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential, joining more than 1,600 in 55 countries worldwide.  These include professionals that represent diverse roles within organizations such as British Columbia Institute of Technology, The Hershey Company, Chiquita Brands International, and International Flavors and Fragrances.    

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These new certificants will be honored and recognized during IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation in Chicago, IL USA July 11-14, 2015.  This annual event will be held at McCormick Convention Center and more information is available at  There are now a total of 1,620 Certified Food Scientists in 878 organizations from 55 countries around the world. These include ingredient and consumer packaged goods companies, universities, consultancies, government agencies, and many more. All 18 of the 2013 Fortune 500 companies categorized as either Beverage or Food Consumer Goods companies have Certified Food Scientists on staff.

The CFS program acknowledges the applied skills of food scientists, complements both academic and work experience, and ultimately, helps demonstrate the professions’ commitment to safe, nutritious and plentiful food for consumers.  In order to obtain a CFS, a candidate must meet the eligibility requirements and take an exam comprised of 120 multiple choice questions covering 8 food science content areas.

The next CFS examination window will be held February 2 to February 28th, 2015.  The application deadline is January 26th, 2015.  For more information about the CFS exam, please visit or email

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About IFT
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Institute of Food Technologists. Since its founding in 1939, IFT has been committed to advancing the science of food. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 18,000 members from more than 100 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry. For more information, please visit

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