Dr. Diane Barrett chosen as an IFT Fellow

Diane Barrett

The IFT Fellow designation is an honor bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers, recognizing exemplary professionalism in the field of food science. 

In a given year, no more than 0.3 percent of the professional membership is eligible, and even fewer than that will earn this honor. 

At their website, they explained why they chose Dr. Barrett as one of the fellows: 

"Diane M. Barrett is a liaison between the fruit and vegetable industries of California and her university colleagues. As part of her extension program, she conducts timely short courses on fruit and vegetable quality evaluation and processing methods such as fresh-cut, low-acid canning, freezing, juice, aseptic, high pressure and electric field processing. Barrett also carries out applied research and is intrigued with optimizing raw fruit and vegetable quality and applying processing methods that preserve the color, texture, flavor, and nutrient content of products. For over 10 years, she has directed the University of California-Davis site for the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Processing & Packaging." 

See all of this year's IFT Fellows here.