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Health and Safety

IFT is excited to be back in person for IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo on July 10-13, 2022. We strongly recommend that all participants of IFT FIRST be Up To Date with their COVID-19 vaccines, but it is not a requirement to attend. IFT encourages all participants to do what is best for their personal wellbeing; therefore, we will offer optional masks (unless public health authorities reinstate a mask mandate, in which case masks will be mandatory) and we will have hand sanitation stations at McCormick Place. Also, should any of our in-person registrants experience COVID-19 symptoms of otherwise feel unwell at the time of the event, IFT will work with registrants to best accommodate them with the online experience. We are committed to holding IFT FIRST in person and following both the science and local requirements to help create a comfortable environment for all.

Please review the IFT FIRST Wellness Policy



Please reach out to IFT Central at [email protected] or by phone at:

  • Toll-Free: 1.800.IFT.FOOD (800.438.3663)
  • International: +1.312.782.8424
  • Note: Phone support hours are Monday–Friday, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m. (CT)