IFT Certified Food Scientist

Fast-track your career with CFS...As a Chicago Section IFT member, obtaining the CFS credential is a great way for you to demonstrate your professional commitment to lifelong learning and excellence as a food professional. If you’re a current food industry professional with a either a food science or a basic science degree, the CFS credential provides the perfect complement to your work experience and helps differentiate you from other job candidates. Attaining the CFS demonstrates to your employer a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed for a successful career.

Past events that qualified for CFS
CSIFT Events Qualify for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Recertification Contact Hours (CH)
IFT Certified Food Scientist Contact Hours

For more information about the IFT Certified Food Scientist Certification visit their website

Technical Sessions

October 13, 2017 Technical Session
From the Food Science lab to the Cafeteria and Beyond
April 5, 2018 Technical Session
Next Level Recall Readiness: Managing Risk, Regulation and Outrage (in the Twitterverse)
May 16, 2018 Technical Session
Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key to Driving Relevant Brands
May 22, 2018 Technical Session
Fresh & Less Processed: High Pressure Processing
Suppliers' Night 2017 Seminars

November 1, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Consumer Panel: What Does Clean Label Mean?
10:05 - 10:45 AM: What do the New Food Labels Mean to Dairy?
10:50 - 11:30 AM: Clean Label - Why This Trend is Important Now
11:35 - 12:30 PM: Today's Consumers - Tomorrow's Labels
Dinner Meetings

September 10, 2018 Dinner Meeting
Panel: The Path to Supply Chain Risk Management
When can I take the CFS exam?

The CFS exam is offered several times a year. The next exam testing cycles are:

August 9 – 27, 2018
Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2018

October 15 – November 10, 2018
Deadline to Apply: October 1, 2018

>Click here to apply

The CFS examination is a computer-based exam offered at 5,000 Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. To take an online tour of a Pearson Professional Center (PPC), please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ppc/


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