Dr. Janet Collins, PhD, RD, CFS, senior manager at DuPont is the new president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT),Chicago, IL. Dr. Collins is the 74th president of IFT and assumed her role on September 1, 2013. Dr. Collins succeeded John Ruff, IFT’s 2012-2013 president. In her position as president, Dr. Collins will work with members and staff to support IFT's overall mission of advancing the science of food to ensure a safe, abundant and healthful food supply worldwide.
Dr. Collins is the first IFT president to be both a food scientist and a registered dietician with over 35 years of international experience impacting industry, academia and government.