Welcome to the New York Institute of Food Technologists and the Central New Jersey Subsection
The NYIFT, which was established in 1942 as a regional section of the Institute of Food Technologists, has much to offer its members. The section includes members from Northern and Central New Jersey, New York City and Southeastern New York State (excluding Long Island). To serve members better, a Central New Jersey (CNJ) subsection was founded in 1980. Membership in the CNJ subsection is included in your NYIFT membership dues.
A Note from our Chairs
On behalf of New York and Central New Jersey IFT, we hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. We are finding ourselves in many virtual meetings instead of attending face to face meetings. The NY and Nutmeg IFT held its joint meeting virtually, hosted by PepsiCo and we must say it was very well received. We had about 200 people participating!
In the meantime, our Sections are planning for some virtual meetings beginning in September 2020 and hoping that by January 2021, we will be able to hold an in-person dinner meeting.
And our 2020 NYIFT Suppliers Day — a decision will be made by the end of July whether this event will be held. Much of this depends on what is permitted to be opened in New Jersey as well as guidelines that have been defined for the meeting industry. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through these difficult times.
We continue to encourage you and your colleagues to participate and contribute to this community of food science and technology professionals. We always welcome new volunteers and ideas, so let us know if you are looking to join NYIFT or CNIFT in a leadership position. There are board positions and committee chair/member roles available with varying levels of commitment and involvement. If you are interested or would like more information, please reach out directly to us.
Stay safe, stay healthy and hope to see you virtually, so don’t miss out on the conversation!
Marlene Hyme can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Gaboy can be reached via email at email@example.com