IFT Premier Membership

Premier Membership

The most comprehensive access to IFT’s time-saving resources, vibrant community, trusted research, and educational materials for individuals.


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Gain access to an invaluable network, resources, and insights to help you make greater contributions through your work and to the future of food.


The IFT Premier membership is our most powerful membership. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned science of food professional, a Premier membership is the key to help you innovate smarter and faster, build professional relationships, stay in the know, and continue to have a meaningful impact on the global food system. 


$229/year. Section dues, where applicable, are additional and vary by Section.

Are you a recent graduate? Start your career off right! IFT offers tiered pricing for Premier members in their first three years after school. 
  • $179/year (plus Section dues where applicable) for members 3 years into their professional career
  • $129/year (plus Section dues where applicable) for members 2 years into their professional career
  • $89/year (plus Section dues where applicable) for members in the first year of their professional career 

Premier Membership Benefits

IFT is the place for science of food professionals to collaborate, learn, and contribute, and you’ll have the highest level of access and discounts to do just that as a Premier member. 

Want access to the latest technical applications of science to help you quickly and efficiently solve problems and advance your work? An IFT Premier membership gives you: 

  • Print and digital access to current and archived issues of Food Technology magazine (a $209 value)
  • Unlimited free access to member-exclusive content in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
  • Exclusive access to IFT Connect, our members-only online community where you can get quick advice or recommendations to address challenges
  • Unlimited free access to on-demand webcasts, blogs, and podcasts that provide quick digestible nuggets of information for specific needs

Want to establish meaningful relationships with thought leaders, make strategic professional connections, meet future collaborators, and network with peers? An IFT Premier membership enables you to: 

  • Share insights and perspectives in IFT Connect, our exclusive online community
  • Access our online Member Directory as often as you’d like
  • Participate in IFT Divisions, our discipline-specific special interest groups
  • Get involved in IFT Sections, our regional or international networking groups
  • Engage in IFT’s member-led, identity-based Resource Groups
  • Connect with anyone and everyone in the science of food at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo with a 30% discount on registration
  • Volunteer to play a key leadership role in the IFT community and the science of food profession

Want to access the latest research, innovation, trends, and educational materials to help you enhance your knowledge and skills? An IFT Premier membership provides: 

  • The latest industry news, consumer trends, and product innovations in every issue of Food Technology magazine (a $209 value)
  • Free access to in-depth, peer-reviewed food science and food safety research reviews in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
  • Reduced cost of $150 on a subscription to Journal of Food Science (savings of more than $1,000)
  • Free access to more than 15 webinars annually on topics spanning nearly every aspect of the science of food (a value of more than $225)
  • 20% discount on IFT Short Courses
  • Free access to our proprietary Compensation and Career Path Report (a $179 value)
  • IFT scientists advocating for science-based outcomes and increased funding in the science of food on your behalf, and expert analysis to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments

Want to showcase your knowledge, groundbreaking work, and professional commitment to a captivated audience? With an IFT Premier membership, you’ll have: 

  • No page charges when selected to publish in the Journal of Food Science (a $2,000 value) or Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (a $3,000 value)
  • Opportunities to showcase your expertise as part of the scientific program and technical research poster presentations at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo
  • $200 off the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Exam Application Fee, $100 off the CFS Exam Retest Fee, and $125 off the CFS Renewal Fee

Not sure if a Premier Membership is right for you? Compare the benefits of IFT’s membership options now. 

Have questions or need assistance? Contact us at [email protected] or by phone at +1.312.782.8424.

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