Welcome to the
Web Site of the New York Institute of Food Technologists and the
Central New Jersey Subsection.
which was established in 1942 as a regional section of the Institute of
Food Technologists, has much to offer its members. The section
includes members from Northern and Central New Jersey, New York City
and Southeastern New York State (excluding Long Island). To serve
members better, a Central New Jersey (CNJ) subsection was founded in
1980. Membership in the CNJ subsection is included in your
NYIFT membership dues.
Members of the
NY and CNJ IFT's are professionals involved in all segments of the food
industry, academia and government. The NYIFT has several
To promote and maintain high professional standards among the members.
To promote interest in the fields of food science and food technology.
To provide networking opportunities among members.
To keep members informed through seminars and speakers.
year, NYIFT has a full schedule of meetings and activities:
- Our regular
monthly meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the
month. In recent years we have varied the format of the programs
to accommodate the needs of our members more effectively.
Seminars, relating to the Food Industry are held prior to the
meetings. Meeting and seminar topics are timely and are presented
by specialists in the field. In addition, time is provided for
networking with colleagues.
meetings are held in central NJ by the CNJ subsection; usually held on
the second Tuesday of the month.
activities include Suppliers' Day (formerly known as Suppliers' Night)
and a Meeting-in-Miniature.
provides the opportunity for members to see "What's New" in the
industry. Representatives from over 300 suppliers of ingredients,
equipment and services have staffed booths at recent events. Held
in April each year, it is well attended and a change of pace from the
Meeting-in-Miniature is held every other year. It is an all day
event that provides in-depth information on a single theme of current
interest, followed in the evening by networking, dinner and speaker.
Other NY/CNJ IFT
organized functions held annually include:
- a Holiday
Party in December,
- Golf and
Tennis Outing and
functions including an annual Fishing Trip and a Baseball Game.
primary concern of NYIFT is to serve its members, we also provide an
employment service. Another function is to encourage student
membership. These young people provide the life-line for keeping
IFT viable at all levels. The NYIFT also funds graduate,
undergraduate, junior and senior scholarships annually to students in
Food Science programs.
monthly newsletter provides meeting and other pertinent information for
both the NY section and CNJ subsection.