The Institute of Food Technologists(IFT) is an international, non-profit scientific society of professionals engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas in academia, government and industry. Since its founding in 1939,
IFT has been committed to advancing the science of food. It has more than 17,000 members from more than 95 countries.
Today, there are a total of 25 divisions and 52 sections within IFT. The governing body of IFT consists of a Board of Directors made up of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Treasurer, Student Association President, Student Association Immediate Past President, IFT Foundation Chair, and Executive Vice President, along with twelve board members.
IFT also communicates with the news media, using sixty scientists to discuss the scientific perspective on food issues. IFT is also active in the international level by its membership in the International Union of Food Science and Technology, headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Education has always been a focus of IFT, going as far back as 1941, with the desire to have uniform education standards in food technology. Education standards for undergraduate students were approved by IFT in 1966 for food science and technology. These standards were revised and updated in 1977, 1992, 2001, and 2011. Today, IFT sits on the advisory council for the International Food Protection Training Institute.
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