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 (A-K)

  • Biotechnology
  • Chronic Diseases and Food
  • Consumer Trends
  • Dairy Foods
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Food Packaging
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Processing
  • Functional Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Health and Wellness

Areas of Expertise (L-Z)

  • Labeling and Health Claims
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Foods
  • Product Development
  • Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Religious & Ethnic Foods
  • Sensory Science
  • Toxicology & Safety Evaluation
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water Safety

Contact a Scientific Expert

Our food scientist spokespeople are trained to deliver scientific perspective on countless food issues.

For more information or to contact a Scientific Expert, contact:

IFT Media Relations
Phone: (312)782-8424
Fax: (312)596-5656
Address: 525 W. Van Buren, Ste. 1000, Chicago, IL 60607

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit scientific society. Our individual members are professionals engaged in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT's mission is to advance the science of food, and our long-range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply, contributing to healthier people everywhere. 

For more than 70 years, the IFT has been unlocking the potential of the food science community by creating a dynamic global forum where members from more than 100 countries can share, learn, and grow. We champion the use of sound science across the food value chain through the exchange of knowledge, by providing education, and by furthering the advancement of the profession. IFT has offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit