The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together professionals and academics to promote the advancement of food science and technology throughout the supply chain. Founded in 1939, the IFT aims to be a voice for the food science community, helping it to influence public policy and legislation. The organization works to achieve this goal through education, professional advancement programs, and its annual food science and technology expo.
“The Institute of Food Technologists exists to advance the science of food,” reads the IFT’s mission statement. “Our long-range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply contributing to healthier people everywhere. We strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming community for all food science and technology professionals and the knowledge and tools they need to enhance their professional capacity and competency.”
With members across 100 countries and offices in Chicago and Washington, DC, the IFT represents the interests of the global food science community.