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

Check our '
Career Opportunities'

Page for new listings!

Head to our Events page for full info
on upcoming meetings.

NEIFT Virtual Meeting
Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Holiday Baking with Bake'n Joy and Bay State Milling

RCA New England Region
5th Annual Community Service Day at the Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, November 6, 2021
1:00 - 4:00pm 

Full details on volunteering at this link

RCA New England Region

Advantages of Allium Extracts:
How to Capture Iconic Culinary Techniques and Flavor Profiles in Manufactured Foods

Virtual Event
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
5:30 - 7:00pm

Cost with pre-sent kit:
Members $25/Non-Members $35
with kit. Limited to 30 people

Cost w/ kit:
Members $15/Non-Members $25

Student rates available

Full details and on-line registration at this link.

NEIFT Virtual Fall 2021 Meeting details coming soon...check back!

Puratos Innovation Center
March 24, 2020

Student Recognition Night
April 16, 2020
Fireflys BBQ

Annual Food Industry Expo
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
DCU Center
Worcester, MA


Congratulations to our 2021

NEIFT Scholarship Recipients!

Regional News

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.

There will be an outdoor ceremony at Arms Cemetery on Saturday, October 17 at 2PM.

Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home in Shelburne Falls is assisting the family.



First-year Scholarship

Brian Zhang, Univ. of Mass.

Undergraduate Scholarships

      Hung (Harry) Pham, Univ. of Mass.
Melvin Darack Award for Outstanding
Undergraduate Student

 Louisa Cook Bachman, Univ. of Mass.

 Caitlin Hillery, Univ. of Maine

Graduate Scholarships

Christina Wormald, Univ. of Mass.
Suppliers Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

 Hualu Zhou, Univ. of Mass.

SuriyaPrakaash LakshmiBalasubramaniam, Univ. of Maine

 Jorge Muriel Mundo, Univ. of Mass.

Zenia Adiwijaya, MIT

NEIFT awarded over $18,000 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. 

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