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About Us

The Philadelphia Section 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.

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

2024-2025 Officers

Our 2024-2025 Section Officers and Directors are listed below:

Zhixin Wang


Brittany Lisanti


Tastepoint by IFF

Joe Auslander

Past President

Bimbo Bakeries

Susan Mayer

RTI Innovation Advisors

David Smith


David Smith Associates



Iswarya Ramakrishnan


Acme-Hardesty Co.

Laura Herbst

Delaware Valley University

Get Involved in the Volunteer Program

IFT sections offer a great way to network with other food science and technology professionals. Each section is an extension of IFT that boasts a unique flavor catering to the professional fields represented in a geographic region.

There are a variety of opportunities to make an impact, whether you’re interested in a one time, short-term, or a longer-term commitment. Talk to any of our current section leaders about your interest in volunteering or reach out to the office at

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