The US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced this week that it is to embark on a process of change which will fundamentally redesign the institute, its structures, and operations.
A change process, commissioned by 2001-2002 IFT President Phil Nelson, is focusing on the goal of delivering a new IFT. In a statement this week the IFT said that it is keen 'to establish an institute dedicated to meeting its member needs as a top priority, standing up as the chief spokesperson for sound science regarding food policy, supportive and nurturing of the profession and the place to go to for information regarding food science.'
The IFT is currently engaged in a process, named the '2002 IFT Strategic Plan', to reassess the current directions and to investigate its core values and goals. Further details can be found on the IFT website.