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A Great Introduction to IFT

The food supply chain is becoming increasingly diverse, complex, and global. With our planet’s population estimated to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, the world faces many pressing food demands, and food scientists and technologists will provide the innovations required to address this challenge.

Members around the globe take advantage of IFT’s rich resources and thriving community. To help meet the needs of professionals working in today’s global food sector, IFT has partnered with a select group of international professional associations to offer joint international membership options. These options provides similar benefits to the networking and engagement membership option. Cost varies per partner organization.

International Joint Membership is right for you if you are looking for:

  • Global access to a network of like-mined professionals
  • The latest research and innovations
  • Analysis of trends and what’s next
  • Trusted info in concise bite-sized pieces
  • Learning opportunities to help you stay on top of your technical and business skills so you can advance your career
  • Connections for new job opportunities and access to what companies are hiring

Current IFT Global Partners

Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Joint Membership

IFST Joint Membership Program

Open to food sector professionals based in the United Kingdom, individuals who participate in this program will be full members of IFST and have access to all IFST member benefits, including:

  • IFST’s Food Science & Technology (FS&T) magazine sent to you quarterly and available online
  • IFST’s monthly email newsletter, along with e-alerts highlighting upcoming events, offers, etc.
  • Connect with other IFST’s members through its range of subject interest areas, regions (including British Section IFT), online discussions, LinkedIn groups, and our online member finder
  • Discounted access to conferences and events, such as IFST’s Spring Conference
  • Free online access to the International Journal of Food Science & Technology (IJFST)
  • Professional recognition through a range of specialist professional registers

IFT and IFST members based in the U.K. can become members of both organizations for only £78, in addition to the IFST subscription rate. To learn more about the IFT/IFST Joint Membership Program, please contact Anjlee Patel at a.patel@ifst.org or call +44 (0) 20 7603 6316.


Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Joint Membership


Open to food sector professionals based in Australia, individuals who participate in this program will be full members of AIFST and have access to all AIFST member benefits, including:

  • food australia journal (Members can choose whether to receive a digital or printed edition)
  • Complimentary monthly technical or professional development webinars
  • Member rates to AIFST events
  • Member-only activities including site and factory tours
  • AIFST Annual Convention member rate
  • AIFST Community of Interest committee access
  • Monthly BiteSize e-newsletter
  • Opportunities to profile your research, business or project through the AIFST digital platforms
  • Member-only website access
  • AIFST Consultants Register
  • AIFST Mentoring program

IFT and AIFST members based in Australia can become members of both organizations for only $80 (US) or $100 (AUD), in addition to the AIFST subscription rate. To learn more about the IFT/AIFST Joint Membership Program, please contact Fiona Fleming at fiona.fleming@aifst.com.au or call +61 447 066 324.


IFT International Joint Membership Benefits

IFT International Joint Membership provides members an expanded level of IFT benefits that they can use to inform their work in the science of food. These include:

  • Access to the digital version of Food Technology magazine
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on ift.org, all live and on-demand webcasts, IFT Connect (IFT’s online networking and discussion community), topic-based special interest groups, and the online membership directory
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals
  • Exclusive member discounts on IFT annual event registration,
  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science, IFT Press books, and more!

And this is just a sample of what you’ll receive as an IFT International Joint member!

View membership benefits by membership category matrix. (PDF)

Note: Section dues are additional and vary by section where applicable.

Hongda Chen

Contact IFT Central at
memberinfo@ift.org or
by phone at  +1.312.782.8424