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

Professional Development Events

November 21, 2019 Professional Development Event
The Business of Food Safety
June 11, 2020 Professional Development Online Food Law Panel
Food Law - Labeling Risks and Pitfalls
Membership Events

February 20, 2020 Membership & New Professionals - US Foods
Global food influences and trends - Discussion and Tasting at US FOODS® Featuring Experts in their Fields of Product Development, Food Safety, Quality and Culinary
Dinner Meetings

September 11, 2019 Dinner Meeting
CBD as a Functional Ingredient: A Focus on Quality
October 7, 2019 Dinner Meeting
Food and Local Circular Economies
February 3, 2020 Dinner Meeting
A Panel on the Future of Food with a Focus on Protein
March 9, 2020 Student Night Dinner Meeting
Pizza - Chopped: Learn from the Master Istruttors
April 14, 2020 Virtual Learning Session
It’s the Little Things that Count: Harnessing the Power of Microbes in Agricultural Applications
May 11, 2020 Virtual Learning Session - 58th Annual Tanner Lecture
Food Fraud Prevention – Trends Update and Building your Optimal Team
New for 2020 - Online CFS Exam Offers Convenience and Flexibility!

  • Online testing means you’re in control of when and where you take the exam.
  • Scheduling is simple! Take the CFS exam when you’re ready—at home, at work, anywhere!
  • Same rigorous test, but now more convenient.

Find out more at ift.org/certification


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