To help consumers make informed decisions about the food they eat, IFT has developed IFT Food Facts to provide consumers with news they can use in their daily lives.
Food research is the careful, systematic study, investigation, and compilation of information about foods and their components.
What is Food Manufacturing? Food manufacturing is the mass production of food products from raw animal and plant materials, using principles of food technology.
Product development is the creation of new flavors, colors or varieties of existing products and/or the creation of entirely new products.
Both quality assurance and quality control involve the process of ensuring that products are manufactured correctly and that ingredients and finished products are tested and meet safety and quality specifications.
Food regulation is the process of determining standards for products, defining safety, and inspecting products. Regulations are set by governments.
For most of us, balancing the desire to reduce sugar intake with our love of sweet foods and drinks is a constant battle.
There are myths, fads, and misconceptions associated with various aspects of our food supply, such as food additives and ingredients. Concerns and questions about sugars (caloric sweeteners) in foods have arisen.
Antioxidants—what are they and why do you need them? IFT Member Claudia Fajardo-Lira, PhD, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at California State University-Northridge, explains the facts about antioxidants in this video.
An overview of healthy breakfast food ingredients.
A profile of Finnish startup Gold&Green, maker of Pulled Oats meat alternative.
Ingredient, technology, and flavor trends from FIRST suppliers.
A look at what clean label means to today’s consumers.
Highlights from 2021 Science FIRST sessions.
A study found that people who drank beverages that contained the low-calorie sweetener sucralose did experience metabolic problems and issues with neural responses but only when the beverage was formulated with both sucralose and a tasteless sugar (maltodextrin).
Scientists recently gained valuable knowledge about sweet taste receptors that they report could have implications for the food industry, according to a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced the finalists for its 12th annual SXSW Pitch event, taking place as a part of the startups track happening at the annual event in March. Among the 50 finalists, five startups tackle challenges in the science of food to deliver solutions to ensure a safe, sustainable, and abundant food supply.