Institute of Food Technologists

Special new coatings being investigated by researchers are more resistant to bacteria and other microbes than food-contact surfaces used today, according to a report on a recent symposium hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). IFT logo“Manufacturers already work diligently to keep their facilities clean, but we are creating materials that are even less likely…

(This article was originally published in Food Safety Magazine on March 17, 2015, and is reposted here with permission.) So what is driving all the discussion about food traceability? And why is traceability suddenly so important? Traceability is most relevant when it comes to public health. Whether we are talking about food safety or food…

A team led by Christine Bruhn, Ph.D., food-safety expert and Institute of Food Technologists spokesperson, recently videotaped 120 consumers as they prepared a chicken and a salad in their homes. They found that, while many felt confident about their food safety skills, many were making critical mistakes while preparing their meals that could lead to…

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted a Twitter chat on Monday night about packed lunch food safety with Ben Chapman, associate professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University. Below, you’ll find some of the tips offered up during the #SafeLunch chat. If you have more questions, IFT is hosting a…