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The latest news about IFT17 reported by the Food Technology magazine editorial team. Make sure to check back often for highlights of can’t-miss events, interviews with speakers, and trends from the Food Expo floor. And, during the event, live reporting means that you won’t miss out on anything.
New this year, the IFT Central booth will provide a full schedule of informative presentations regarding all things IFT.
This year’s Scientific Programming will include four Hot Topic sessions—curated, scientific sessions focused on impactful, current trends and issues facing the science of food. 

New this year, the IFT Central booth will provide a full schedule of informative presentations regarding all things IFT.
This year’s Scientific Programming will include four Hot Topic sessions—curated, scientific sessions focused on impactful, current trends and issues facing the science of food. 
A New Exhibitors Pavilion located adjacent to the entrance to the show floor will make it easy to identify the newest companies on hand for IFT17. To date, 60 new exhibitors have signed up for the food expo. Other specialty pavilions will house organic products and products and services related to food safety.
At IFT17, attendees interested in the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program have several opportunities to learn how the credential can benefit their organization or career.
Attend the IFT17 Division Networking Reception to enjoy an open bar and complimentary appetizers while networking with representatives from all 24 of IFT’s divisions.
Since the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program was introduced in 2013, more than 1,800 food science professionals in 55 countries have earned the credential, which recognizes applied scientific knowledge and skills. 
“Go with Purpose” is this year’s IFT17 theme. For attendees, this means come with questions, ideas, curiosity, and knowledge. 
Whole grains and ancient grains appeal to consumers seeking healthier food options while giving manufacturers the opportunity to call out the ingredients to set their products apart from others. 
Ready for a deep dive into educational programming on issues ranging from current hot topics to new cold plasma technologies?

Photos from IFT17