The Institute of Food Technologists first established minimum standards for undergraduate curricula in food science in 1966, and over the years, they have evolved significantly. IFT reviews the minimum standards for approval of food science programs about every ten years. The major changes in the most recent revision (1992) were the addition of a capstone course requirement, a statistics requirement, and an emphasis on development of success skills (oral and written communication, critical think…

Core Competencies in Food Science

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