Welcome to the New York Institute of Food Technologists and the Central New Jersey Subsection

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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

Spencer Sullivan – PepsiCo NYIFT Chair

Amy Gilliland CNJIFT Chair


‘Tis the Season for GRATITUDE, Thank you Members and Friends.
Happy Holidays!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you and your families a very happy and safe Holiday Season and New Year!

Since the spring of last year, our face-to-face meetings have been on “pause,” but our program chairs have been hard at work scheduling interesting and informative Zoom meetings that have been well attended and well received. We had over 100 participants for the talk entitled “The Next Wave of Alternative Proteins: A Panel Presentation” on Tuesday November 17.

The October virtual NYIFT meeting on The Changing Face of Food Science & IFT presented by IFT President Noel Anderson had approximately 125 participants from various Sections across the United States.

CNJIFT will host a Virtual Beer Tasting Holiday party on Wednesday, December 9 with the Brooklyn Brewery Beers. The registration link is https://nyift.org/events/cnjift-dinner-meetings/. Visit http://brooklynbrewery.com/beer-finder/ to help you find a purveyor of Brooklyn Brewery products near you. We hope you’ll grab a few brews and join us to celebrate the holiday season!

Despite our hope to return to face-to-face dinner meetings in January, the NYIFT Board feels that it is prudent to keep our meetings remote for the foreseeable future. Subsequently, the 2021 meetings and talks will remain virtual on the Zoom platform. Stay tuned for the January and onward issues of “NIFTY News” for details and registration links.

Don’t forget to nominate your future Food Scientists and Technologists for the “Dependent of NY/CNJ IFT Member Scholarship”. The application form is here. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving future food science student whose parent is a member of NY/CNJ IFT. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

We are looking forward to seeing you at future meetings.

Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!