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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

Vickie Kloeris, MS, CFS Named Institute of Food Technologists’ 82nd President

CHICAGO – Sept. 1, 2021 – The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced Vickie Kloeris, MS, CFS as its 82nd president. IFT is a nonprofit scientific institute committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system. Kloeris follows Noel Anderson, PhD, IFT’s 2020 – 2021 president.

IFTSA Celebrates 2021 Winners

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) recognized more than 20 student groups from around the globe as winners of the 2021 IFTSA competitions. IFT announced the winners virtually at FIRST, IFT’s newly reimagined annual event.   

Seafood Industry Traceability Pilot Confirms That Standards Are Key to Supply Chain Interoperability

Key Industry Stakeholders Collaborate Using GS1 and GDST Standards to Support the Advancement of Supply Chain Digitization and to Prepare for Pending Traceability Requirements

Food System Challenge launch

The goal of the Challenge is to support innovations that aim to make healthier diets more accessible on a global scale, and empower consumers to make choices benefitting both personal and planetary health. Funded by Seeding The Future Foundation, the Challenge will award up to $1 million annually to inspire impactful innovations to transform our food system and improve the health of people and planet.

Registration Now Open for FIRST, Institute of Food Technologists’ New Digital Experience

Registration is now open for Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST), a new digital experience powered by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Programming and presentations will take place virtually from July 19-21, 2021 while the Solution Exchange will be offered from July 19-23, 2021. FIRST, a new AI-enabled experience, will provide an interactive, personalized platform that brings together international communities to solve food-centric challenges and spark innovation to benefit the global population.

IFT Announces New Board of Directors

IFT Announces New Board of Directors

IFT Announces 2021 Class of Fellows

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow designation is an honor bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers to recognize exemplary professionalism in the field of food science.

IFT Announces 2021 Award Recipients

The IFT Achievement Awards recognize an individual or team for remarkable contributions in research, applications and service in the food science and technology industry.

Institute of Food Technologists Launches FIRST, A New Event Experience

FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology, is a brand-new digital experience powered by the Institute of Food Technologists designed to improve the quality, ingenuity, and sustainability of food for the world.