Welcome to the Great Lakes Section of the Institute of Food Technologists

The Great Lakes IFT is one of 47 regional sections of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)- a global organization of about 15,000 individual members from more than 100 countries committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology, and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s greatest food challenges. Our organization works to ensure that our members have the resources they need to learn, grow, and advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. We believe that science is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all.

Our institute represents both professionals and students in the midwest who participate in the ongoing study and application of food technology. Our membership includes professionals in industry, such as those at the Kellogg company and Tate & Lyle, and university students—the section is closely affiliated with the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of Michigan State University, East Lansing. We invite you to explore our Section, and our membership possibilities for you.

For more information about IFT including events, resources, publications, and membership, please visit ift.org.

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Upcoming Events

Below is the list of events for the current Lake Erie IFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.

  1. 42nd Annual GLS IFT Suppliers Day 2022, Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek

    April 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm