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In-Person Short Courses

In addition to IFT’s online courses, IFT offers in-person courses for an intensive on-site experience. IFT’s in-person short courses…

Recent courses have included: 

  • Clean Label Product Innovation 
  • Certified Food Scientist Prep Course 
  • Flavor Interactions in Foods 
  • Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist 
  • Formulating for Function: Understanding the Application of Gums and Starches in Food 
  • Fundamentals of Sensory Science 
  • Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S. 
  • Microbiological Concerns in Food Plant Sanitation 
  • Cannabis-Infused Edibles: Challenges and Solutions 
  • FSPCA Intentional Adulteration: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments 
  • Microencapsulation in the Food and Beverage Industries 
  • Survey of Flavor Technology: Applications and Interactions 
  • Plant Proteins: Functionalities and Applications 
  • Design Thinking for the Creative Food Scientist 

Note: Each year IFT’s offers a series of in-person short courses prior to its Annual Event and Food Expo. See the IFT Annual Event and Food Expo website for details.

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In addition to all of the great networking, publications, and career development benefits IFT members enjoy, they also receive webcast discounts with their annual IFT membership.

Premier, Premier Early Career, Student, and Emeritus Members:

20% discount

Networking & Engagement Members:

15% discount


60% discount

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