Be a part of the CIFST Board of Directors

The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) is currently accepting expressions of interest from individuals interested in serving on its Board of Directors. All received submissions will be reviewed for consideration to be included on the 2019-2020...

Tareq Hadhad set to speak at Summit

Tareq Hadhad, the celebrated Syrian-Canadian founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, has been confirmed as the closing keynote speaker at the 2019 Canadian Food Summit. The annual national conference of CIFST takes place May 22 to 24 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After...

HACCP & Food Safety training rebate

Members of CIFST can now take advantage of a rebated rate for the HACCP and Food Safety Certificate Program as offered by the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. The unique collaboration means CIFST members can enjoy a rebate of 20 percent of the posted...

Food Trends webinar set for April

The second in a year-long series of webinars has been recently announced. The presentation on Market Insights & Global Food Trends will be presented by CIFST President Elect Rob Kowal on Wednesday, April 3 at 1pm EST. The information-packed 45-minute webinar will...

Membership renewal deadline looms

If you haven’t renewed your CIFST membership for 2019 yet, you will want to do so soon. The deadline to renew is February 28th. After that, all unpaid memberships will lapse and require an administrative fee to reinstate. CIFST membership provides many benefits...

Sylvain Charlebois to speak at Summit

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, a well-known food commentator and Professor of Food Distribution and Policy at Dalhousie University, is set to speak at the 2019 Canadian Food Summit, CIFST’s annual national conference, taking place May 22 to 24 in Halifax, NS. The...

Call for presenters and abstracts 2019

Opportunities to present at CIFST’s 2019 national conference are now available. Recently renamed the Canadian Food Summit, the theme of next year’s event is Sustainable Innovation. Abstracts and proposals to be an official presenter at the 2019 Canadian...

Plant proteins webinar to kick off 2019

Dr. Mike Nickerson, CIFST President and Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, will present the first in a series of 2019 webinars on January 30. Entitled Future of Plant Proteins: Utilization in Food and Beyond, the 45-minute webinar will discuss some emerging...