Welcome to the Northeast Section of the Institute of Food
a professional society for the food industry,
encompassing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine.
The depth of knowledge, diversity, and technology that is represented by
the people and companies of this region is extensive. Whether you are
new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you can be sure to learn something
through the interesting people, informative speakers, and outstanding tours
that the programming committee presents each year.
welcome any comments or questions and look forward to hearing from anyone
interested in participating on any committee, making phone calls or sharing
ideas for future meetings. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Executive Board, using the link above.
December 12, 2023
Join conversation (microsoft.com)
Zoom Presentation: Status of non-thermal technologies in the milk processing sector and potential dairy alternatives to bovine/cow milk
Details and Registration
Join the NE Research Chefs as they present
"A Day of Giving"
October 21, 2023
Congratulations to our 2023
NEIFT Scholarship Recipients!
First Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Kentaro Kawata– University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Shirley Barber Scholarship Award
Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Astrid D'Andrea – University of Massachusetts - Melvin Darack Award
Amelia Navarre – University of Massachusetts
Alex Pierce - University of Maine
Lily Saad - University of Massachusetts
Graduate Scholarship Award
Meetha Nesam James – University of Maine - Suppliers’ Award
Sloane Stoufer- University of Massachusetts
Junhyo Cho – University of Massachusetts
Gil Cohen - University of Massachusetts
Anand Soorneedi - University of Massachusetts
NEIFT awarded $20,000 in scholarship this year. This scholarship program represents the significant investment and commitments from NEIFT to our future food scientists and technologists and recognition of excellent food science programs in the region.
We said goodbye on January 10, 2021 to Mike Sanna, a longtime member of the NEIFT and friend. Details can be found at Michael Sanna - Obituary - Abington, MA - Blanchard Funeral Chapel | CurrentObituary.com
Michael was a graduate of UMASS Amherst, part of the fraternity Lamda Chi Alpha. It was there he co-authored a book with Dr. Francis, and graduated with his Bachelor's in Food Science. He later went on to graduate from Bridgewater State with a Bachelor's in Education. Years later, he was a columnist for the South Shore News, and proudly wrote the column "Let's Talk about Food." In addition, he was an officer in IFT (Institute ofl Food Technologists). Michael also worked at James O. Welch as a Candy Technologist, and later worked for Ocean Spray in Hanson. He was a Food Scientist at Brady Enterprises for 51 years.
It is with a heavy heart that we must notify our members and friends that Mark J. Moisey passed away on December 22, 2020. A beautiful soul gone too soon. Here are complete details and a lovely Tribute: https://lnkd.in/gJcprKA (courtesy of NYIFT)
Toni Ruth Manning, 73, of Shelburne Falls passed away on Thursday October 8, 2020. She was the owner and founder of TRM Food Consultants
Toni was born on October 17, 1946, in Greenfield, MA, the daughter of the late Farley A. Manning and Ruth F. Koegel.
Toni attended Stoneleigh-Burnham school and received her degree in food science from UMass and her MBA from the University of Baltimore. She had a distinguished career in the food industry business while living in Baltimore but ultimately returned home to Shelburne Falls. Her passions were traveling and developing gluten free recipes with her ultimate goal to publish a cookbook.
Toni was an active member in her community and donated countless hours of her time serving on various boards/ committees. She was a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier of Boston and Baltimore/Washington, a member of Research Chefs Association of New England and Northeast section IFT
She is survived by her cat Vinny and her cousin June Willson Kennedy and her family. She was the beloved step Aunt to Becky Magee, Kristen Stewart and her family, and step sister in law Jeanne Elliott.