Toolkit Advocacy

Advocacy Toolkits

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has developed toolkits about important topics in the science of food that you can use to dispel common misconceptions around important food-related topics. Check back periodically as new toolkits will continue to be added.

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IFT Members, apply to be an IFT Food Science Advocate. Join a passionate group of science of food professionals working together to spread the word about the importance of food science through social media, email, and in-person interactions.

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Newly discovered Listeria strain may present new food safety threat

International researchers led by the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) in Germany have discovered a highly virulent strain of Listeria monocytogenes that may present a new food safety threat.

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