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IFT17 Call for Proposals
Do you have new research, insights into emerging trends, or a novel technology about which fellow food science professionals would benefit from learning? Submit a proposal for consideration to present at IFT17.

Volunteer Opportunities with IFT
The 2016 IFT Call for Volunteers is open! Volunteering with IFT offers members the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and connect with other food professionals, as well as share their knowledge with a community of people who are passionate about the science of food. Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities today, and submit an application by Friday, July 22.

Become a Certified Food Scientist (CFS)
Give your career a key ingredient for success! The CFS designation recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of global food professionals. For employers, the certification provides a universal way to identify, cultivate, and retain top talent.  Commit now to taking the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) exam in the next testing window. Several resources, including the online prep course, are available to help you study and prepare for the exam with confidence. Visit ift.org/certification for details.

Focus Areas & Core Sciences
Product Development
Food Health & Nutrition
Food Processing
Food Safety
Professional Development
Public Policy
Food Chemistry
Food Engineering
Food Microbiology
Sensory Science