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Institute of Food Technologists

Student and professor holding a beverage product they developed in a grocery store.

May 25, 2021

Growing NC Food Entrepreneurship

Roughly 80% of crops grown in North Carolina are shipped out of the state to be processed. What’s being done to tap the potential for food entrepreneurs to keep these commodities here? 

Josip Simunovic (left), Pablo Coronel, Michael Druga and Amanda Vargochik (right) at the 2015 Edison Innovation Awards.

Aug 3, 2020

The Economic Impact of Microwave Processing: From Greene County to Kenya

Josip Simunovic has a passion for improving the world. One food product at a time. His microwave processing technology to turn ugly produce into long-lasting puree has had a major economic impact on communities from eastern North Carolina to Kenya. 

Jul 17, 2013

Swartzel receives highest IFT honor

Dr. Kenneth Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has received the highest award given by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a professional society for food scientists. 

Jul 23, 2012

Allen honored by Food Technologists

Dr. Jonathan C. Allen, professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has received the 2012 Gilbert A. Leveille Award given by the Institute of Food Technologists. 

Jun 27, 2012

Tyre Lanier named IFT Fellow

Dr. Tyre Lanier, professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. 

Apr 25, 2012

Allen Foegeding named IFT editor-in-chief

Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the Institute of Food Technologists’ monthly peer-reviewed publications.