Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of approximately 12,000 individual members, in 95 countries, who are committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has engaged experts in food science, technology, and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve many of the world's greatest food challenges. IFT provides scientific, technical, and career development resources for advancing the science of food and its application across the global food and agricultural systems. IFT believes that science is essential to ensuring that our global food system is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all.

IFT’s vision is for a world where science and innovation are connected and universally accepted as essential to improving food for everyone. Our mission is to connect global food system communities to promote and advance the science of food and its application.


IFT Scientific Journals

IFT’s scientific journals provide the latest, peer reviewed, novel research and reviews from experts around the globe. Find solutions and advancements to topics of interest. Submit your research to share with the science of food innovation community. IFT Scientific Journals include the Journal of Food Science (JFS), Journal of Food Science Education (JFSE) and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (CRFSFS).

IFT Global Food Traceability Center

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) and its partners work together to share knowledge, expertise, applied research, data, and resources to help address global food traceability challenges and opportunities across the supply chain.

IFT hosted Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge

Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists and funded by the Seeding The Future Foundation, the Challenge is intended to support innovations that have the potential for significant impact at scale and over time, and benefit at least one or more of the following intersecting domains: nutritious food for a healthy diet; sustainably produced; and accessible, appealing, affordable, and trusted by consumers.


IFT FIRST which means food improved by research, science and technology, is the place for science of food professionals to advance knowledge, network, business, and push the future of food forward. Because when we all work together as one, we bring the world better food.