Scientific Experts IFT is comprised of a dynamic food science community that work together to offer media professionals a national network of volunteer media spokespeople.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Trends
  • Contaminants
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Date Labeling
  • Food Additives
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Defense
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Packaging
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Processing
  • Food Safety
  • Food Security (sufficiency)
  • Functional Foods

Areas of Expertise

  • Health and Wellness
  • Labeling and Health Claims
  • Microbiome
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Foods
  • Product Development
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Religious & Ethnic Foods
  • Sensory Science
  • Shelf Life
  • Sustainability
  • Sweeteners
  • Traceability
  • Vitamins and Minerals

Contact a Scientific Expert

Our food scientist spokespeople can provide the scientific perspective on countless food issues.

For more information or to speak to a scientific expert, contact:

IFT Media Relations
Phone: (312)604-0231
Fax: (312)596-5656
Address: 525 W. Van Buren, Ste. 1000, Chicago, IL 60607

2014 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, both today and tomorrow. 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