CHICAGO – November 9, 2023 – The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific organization committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system, is pleased to announce that its Food Technology magazine took home top honors at the 2023 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in the Editorial Use of Data (Association/Nonprofit) category for its original reporting based on its Compensation and Career Path report. In addition, Food Technology’s complementary podcast, Omnivore, received honorable mentions in the categories of Best Science Podcast and Best New Podcast.

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards received more than 1,100 entries this year. Submissions were scored by qualified design and editorial professionals, with the highest-scoring entries moving into the final round. Previously, the Food Technology editorial team earned honorable mentions in three categories of the 2023 Jesse H. Neal Awards for Best Series, Best Commentary, and Editorial Use of Data.

“Winning a Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award is a prestigious honor and we are extremely pleased to be recognized for our Compensation and Career Path reporting, as well as our Omnivore podcast, which is in its first year of production,” said Bill McDowell, Editor-in-Chief of Food Technology. “The Food Technology team prides itself on providing its readers and the IFT community with the most balanced, comprehensive coverage of the food system to help food and beverage leaders stay on top of the latest trends and innovations, making their jobs easier and helping to shape the future of food through science and technology.”

The Food Technology 2022 Compensation and Career Path Report examines compensation, job satisfaction, workplace challenges and overall career trends across the science of food. The result of two independent surveys distributed to approximately 30,000 global IFT members and allied companies, the report outlines the successes and struggles of science of food professionals today. The 2023 report, which will focus solely on compensation trends, is set to be unveiled at IFT FIRST 2024 in Chicago.

Meanwhile, the Omnivore podcast amplifies the voices of the food science and technology community with each episode serving up a series of solutions-oriented content and expert viewpoints on the food industry’s top issues with sound, science-based analysis. Every other week, Omnivore features lively discussion and interviews with leading food scientists and researchers, product innovators, policy makers and thought leaders from across the world of food. Guests have included former FDA Commissioner Frank Yiannas, Mars Chief Science Officer Abigail Stevenson, and Rabobank Senior Analysts Tom Bailey and Nicholas Fereday.

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About Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of approximately 12,000 individual members from more than 100 countries committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s greatest food challenges. IFT works to ensure that its members have the resources they need to learn, grow, and advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. IFT believes that science is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all. For more information, please visit

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