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.
Check our 'Career Opportunities'
Page for new listings!
Head to our Events page for full info on upcoming meetings.
Annual Food Industry Expo
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Thanks to our
Student Support Donors!
Lynne M. Ausman
Francis Joseph Boero
Mary Beth Gangloff
Lori Banks Keller
Congratulations to our 2022
NEIFT Scholarship Recipients!
First Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Minh Khue Ho – University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Shirley Barber Scholarship Award
Michelle Lopez – Johnson & Wales University
Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Kanon Kobata – University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Melvin Darack Award
Brian Zhang – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Graduate Scholarship Award
Christina Wormald – University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Suppliers’ Award
William Wolf - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Meetha Nesam James – University of Maine
Ipek Bayram – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Minji Kim - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
NEIFT awarded over $17,000 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.
Scholarship Opportunity from NEIFT
- The Northeast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (NEIFT) is excited to continue to offer scholarships this year!
First year undergraduate, undergraduate, and graduate students attending a school or university in the NEIFT section region (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI)
Be enrolled in a Food Science, Culinary Arts, or related field
IFT and NEIFT member, OR be on the NEIFT mailing list by Dec 31, 2022
February 10, 2023 - Application and ALL supporting material must be received by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For application materials and instructions, please visit the NEIFT website:
For more information, please contact:
- Meredith Geraghty
- NEIFT Scholarship Chair
- Email: email@example.com
Please Note: To ensure fairness to all applicants, the scholarship committee will only consider application materials from the present scholarship period: January 2021 -December 2021. Reference to achievements from before this time period will not be considered.