IFT Emeritus Membership

Emeritus Membership

Science of food retirees can enjoy the benefits similar to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Premier Membership in an Emeritus Membership made just for them.

Knowledge sharing doesn’t have to retire when you do. Stay connected with the latest developments in food science and technology and give back to the community you love with an IFT Emeritus membership.  Continue to share your knowledge with fellow thought leaders, former colleagues, and new professionals. Provide guidance to students and professionals looking for guidance on how to navigate their careers in the science of food. Enjoy a variety of online resources. Stay in the know about the newest insights and research with discounts for Food Technology magazine and the Journal of Food Science.

Who Qualifies?

Emeritus membership is open to any current IFT member who has fully retired from their professional life in a remunerative capacity, including consulting services, and has been a member of IFT for at least 20 years.

Emeritus Benefits

Similar benefits to the Premier Membership you know and love.



Section dues are additional and vary by section where applicable.

Transition to an Emeritus Membership Today

Members who may qualify for Emeritus status must send a request by email, mail, or fax to:

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 
Attn: Emeritus Membership
525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000 
Chicago, IL 60607 USA 
Fax: +1.312.782.8348 
Email: [email protected]

Retired, But Don’t Yet Qualify for an Emeritus Membership?

Consider IFT’s Networking & Engagement Membership, which allows you to stay engaged with many of the benefits you currently enjoy, at a fraction of the price.

“IFT to me is THE food science professional society that I call home… this is the place that I seek knowledge, seek my inspiration, and also seek opportunities to serve the community.”

- Hongda Chen, Ph.D, CFS , (National Program Leader, USDA-CSREES-PAS)
Hongda Chen