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Since 1939, the IFT has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.

NCIFT Sierra Region Industrial Food Professionals Networking Event!

Tuesday, 11/16/2021, 5:30-8pm
Paisans Old World Deli, Reno, Nevada

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July 8, 2020

Dear Northern California Section Leader,

Congratulations! The Northern California Section is being recognized as a 2019-2020 Section of Excellence. This recognition symbolizes your section's commitment to IFT, your section members, and the food science and technology profession.

The Northern California Section is a vibrant community of dedicated professionals that embody the spirit of IFT. The events you hold throughout the year, your exemplary volunteers, your dedication to students, and your excellence in leadership demonstrate your ongoing devotion to ensuring that your section will flourish for years to come.

To receive these designations, the section must meet or exceed several criteria, including holding a variety of events throughout the year and demonstrating exemplary volunteer service. The full list of recognized sections will be published to the Section Recognition page on Please contact us for the Section of Excellence award logo.

We know that the success of the Northern California Section would not be possible without the hard work put in by all of your section's volunteer leaders. Keep up the good work!


Kate Dockins, CAE, IOM

President / Volunteer Leadership Development

Director / Feeding Tomorrow

Amy Clarke Sievers

New Professional, and Section Relations Manager

Patti Pagliuco

IFT Central

Russ Nishikawa

Helping Hand Award

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