a non-profit professional organizationfor the support of the food industry in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Welcome to the Northeast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists,
a professional society for the food industry, encompassing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine. The depth of knowledge, diversity, and technology that is represented by the people and companies of this region is extensive. Whether you are a new member or a seasoned veteran, you can be sure to learn something new through the interesting people, informative speakers, and outstanding tours that the programming committee presents each year.

We welcome any comments or questions and look forward to hearing from anyone interested in participating on any committee, making phone calls or sharing ideas for future meetings. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Executive Board, using the link below.

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Commercialization Technologist
Quality Control Technician
Paid Summer Internship -NH

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Upcoming Meetings....

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Byblos Lebanese Restaurant
Norwood, MA

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Student Recognition Night
FIrefly's BBQ
Marlborough, MA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Annual Food Industry Expo
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Scholarship Golf Outing

Heritage Golf Club
Charlton, MA

June 21 - 24, 2014
IFT Annual Meeting
New Orleans

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Upcoming Industry Short Courses/Events:

In Memorium

Robert Kluter, retired from Natick Soldier Systems, long-term member and past NEIFT chair passed away on April 1, 2013. Until recently, Robert headed the NEIFT Student Scholarship Committee and remained an active member and 'head cheerleader' for the students up until his death. Beloved husband of Marina (Markos) Kluter for 45 years. Devoted father of Andrew R. Kluter of Oakland, CA, Stephanie M. Rael & her husband Eliseo of Pittsburgh, PA, Grandfather of Andreas Rael. A celebration of Robert's life will take place on June 1, 2PM, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Road, Wellesley. Robert was active for many years in choral music and members of his group will be there to honor him by sharing their gift.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Music Program, 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482. For guestbook www.gfdoherty.com

John R. Nickerson, formerly of Innova Flavors and Ocean Spray Cranberries, past NEIFT Chair and long-time member, died March 31 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband of Terri (Azer) Nickerson. Loving father of Jamie Nickerson of New York City, and Lauren Behm and her husband Ilan of Sharon. Devoted son of Robert Nickerson and the late Frances Nickerson. Grandfather of Mia Behm. John was an avid fisherman who told hilarious stories and had a zest for life. Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com

Dennis Kwider passed away January 29, 2013, after a long battle with leukemia.. Although he had been sick for quite a while, he had been doing well and was about to start another round of chemotherapy this week.

Ellen, Dennis' wife is currently in Florida with son, Greg. There will not be any type of service since Dennis chose to be cremated. Ellen is going to stay in Florida for awhile and will not be returning to Rhode Island until sometime in March.
Condolences can be sent to:

1 Merida Lane
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Dennis was a past Chairman of the NEIFT and will be remembered "with a smile instead of sadness since he always made us laugh with his corny sense of humor"


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