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As the authoritative voice of food science and technology for over 75 years, the Institute of Food Technologists offers accurate, timely scientific resources. Our volunteer spokespeople are food science professionals with a variety of expertise who provide credible insight and commentary to media worldwide, bringing sound science to the discussion of food issues.

Recent IFT Releases

Institute of Food Technologists Releases Research Report Highlighting U.S. Funding Disparities in Food Science

Today, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) published a white paper about the state of funding for food research, concluding that food research in the United States is chronically underfunded. 

IFTNext Food Disruption Challenge Now Accepting Applications

Competition offers startups the opportunity to pitch their idea, product, or innovation and get high-profile exposure.

The Institute of Food Technologists Honors Ledevit SRL with the IFT-AATA Food Industry Innovation Award

IFT awarded the IFT-AATA Food Industry Innovation Award to Ledevit SRL at the 17th annual Food Science and Technology Congress hosted by the Argentine Association of Food Technologists (AATA) in Buenos Aires.

2019 Food Tech Summit and Expo Mexico Innovation Award

IFT presented Neogen Latinoamérica with the 2019 Food Tech Summit & Expo Mexico Innovation Award at the Food Tech Summit & Expo in Mexico City, Mexico.

IFT ASCOTA Food Industry Innovation Award

IFT celebrated three companies as part of the IFT-ASCOTA Food Industry Innovation Award at the 6th International Congress of Food Science and Technology.

Pam Coleman, MBA, CFS Named 80th President of IFT

Pam Coleman, MBA, CFS became the 80th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

IFT Named One of Chicagos Best and Brightest

For the third year in a row, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) was recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.

2019 IFTSA Competition Winners

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) recognized more than 20 student groups from around the globe as winners of the 2019 IFTSA competitions.

Three Companies Honored IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

Three companies were recognized at IFT19: Feed Your Future with the 2019 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. The winning entries offer solutions to today’s food trends of plant-based and upcycled ingredients.

IFT18 Honored as Top US Tradeshow of 2018

Today, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), announced that its 2018 tradeshow, IFT18: A Matter of Science and Food, was ranked 68th on Trade Show News Network’s 2018 Top Trade Shows list.