a non-profit professional organization for the support of the food industry in
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Welcome to the Northeast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists,
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.

We 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.

Career Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Affiliated Events

Check our ''Career Opportunities" Page for full listings!

Looking to fill those Internship Positions? We have students ready!
Email the details to northeastift@gmail.com

NEIFT Bylaws

We are thrilled to announce that our neighbors, the Nutmeg Section is turning 50 this year.

To celebrate we would love for you to join them at a wine tasting followed by a dinner

October 19th, 2017

Feel free to join us for 1 or both events that day!

Wine Tasting

Gouveia Vineyards

1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd

Wallingford, CT 06492


Cost $12/person (pay at the vineyard)

  You'll sample 4 pre-selected wines and 1 of your choice from the wine list. Also included is a signature etched glass which is yours to keep.

Then join us for an amazing 3 course  dinner in the historic and beautifully restored

  •   Library Winebar
  • 60 North Main St.
  • Wallingford, CT 06492
  • 6:30pm
  • Members $60/person
  • Students $25/person  
  • Please RSVP  emailing nutmegift@gmail.com with
  • 1) Your name and number of people attending
  • 2) Which event (s) you plan on attending
  • We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Upcoming UMASS Extension Food Safety Events:

Food Emulsion Short Course, November 30 – December 1, 2017, UMass Amherst. This workshop will present the basic principles, concepts and techniques of emulsion science, and show how this information can help to understand, predict and control the properties of real food products and ingredients. This course will be taught by academic and industry instructors with extensive experience in emulsion technology. To register, click here!

-        Product Development: Beyond the Concept: In partnership with the regional processing centers in Massachusetts, this 1-day, content-filled course will have food safety and product development expert Amanda Kinchla from the University of Massachusetts Food Science Department discuss the technical considerations necessary to successfully launch a new food product. Do you want to better understand the food safety principles behind your process? Do you need help with product development for your current or future food product? Propel your business to the next level by delving into product development and food safety.

Oct 18th  - Food Processing Center, Greenfield, MA. Click here to register!

Nov 6th  - Commonwealth Kitchen, Dorchester, MA. Click here to register!

Better Process Control School, ACIDIFIED PROGRAM, November 15 & 16th, 2017, UMass Amherst. This ​course ​will ​train ​food ​processors ​principles ​of ​ acidification, ​and ​container ​closure ​evaluation ​programs ​for ​ ​acidified ​canned ​foods ​as ​required ​by ​FDA ​ regulations ​in ​CFR ​108 and​114. ​The ​purpose ​of ​these ​ egulations ​is ​to ​help ​ensure ​the ​safety ​of ​consumers ​by ​ training ​producers. ​This ​course ​will ​satisfy ​both ​USDA ​and ​FDA regulatory ​requirements. This ​event ​is ​sponsored ​by ​Umass ​Extension, ​Department ​of ​ Food ​Science ​and ​Grocery ​Manufacturers ​Association ​(GMA ​Science).
Click here to register!



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