Released: 25-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Source Newsroom: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Newswise — CHICAGO— The Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT) Higher Education Review Board (HERB) recently added four new schools to their list of approved undergraduate food science programs, bringing the total list to 61 schools. The primary goal of the Education Standards is to enhance excellence in food science education. Approved schools are listed on IFT.org and is currently being updated with information on the four new programs.

The four new approved schools are:
• Beijing Technology and Business University (China)
• McGill University (Canada)
• Shanghai Ocean University (China)
• Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)

Of the total 61 approved schools, 39 are in the United States and 22 are outside the US and located in the following countries. The number in parenthesis shows how many schools are approved in that country.

• Argentina (1)
• Canada (5)
• China (4)
• Honduras (1)
• Hong Kong (1)
• Indonesia (2)
• Ireland (2)
• Malaysia (1)
• Mexico (2)
• Thailand (2)
• United Arab Emirates (1)

HERB is an appointed group of IFT members that review and approve undergraduate food science programs in accordance to the Education Standards approved by the IFT Board of Directors. Programs are approved for five years and must reapply every five years. HERB assists programs and provides feedback throughout the process.

About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is committed to advancing the science of food. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 17,000 members from more than 95 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry. For more information, please visitwww.ift.org.