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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

GDST 1.0 Traceability Standards Launch, Changing the Seafood Industry

Today, The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST)—a major industry forum involving more than five dozen companies worldwide from across the seafood supply chain—released the first-ever global standards for tracking seafood products from point of origin to point of sale.

IFT Receives Welcoming Environment Organizational Award from Association Forum

The Institute of Food Technologists is proud to announce that it recently received the Welcoming Environment Organizational Award from Association Forum.

IFT Research Report Highlights 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.