Feeding Tomorrow is the foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Each day, we work to raise both the awareness of and interest in the science of food as a desirable career path. By attracting, retaining, and celebrating the best and brightest minds of the profession, we will ensure the world has the ability to feed a growing and diverse population. IFT has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute, all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.

Q Careers Represented by this Association

Food Quality & Microbiology –
Food microbiologists play a critical role in making sure food is safe to consume. They have expertise in a variety of scientific disciplines.

Food Engineering –
Food engineers design and develop systems for processing, storing, packaging, and handling food.

Product Development –
Developers, working as part of a team, continually strive to create high quality, nutritious products that taste good and are affordable for consumers.

Food Chemistry –
Food chemists develop and improve foods and beverages; analyze methods of cooking, canning, freezing, and packaging; and study the effects of processing on food.

Sensory Science –
Sensory scientists work to understand the characteristics of foods and how consumers perceive them. They ensure the foods we eat are appealing in addition to being safe and nutritious.

Food Marketing & Sales –
Food marketing and sales professionals communicate through technical presentations, trade shows, print and virtual media, and face-to-face meetings with product developers

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