The MIFT has the following objectives:
- To stimulate scientific and technological research in various aspects of Food Technology;
- To provide a medium for exchange, discussion, publication, and dissemination on various aspects of Food Technology; and
- To promote the profession of Food Technology through raising educational standards, promoting the scientific approach to food, and increasing public awareness of the basic role of Food Technologists in industry.
All these objectives have the ultimate goal of promoting the application of science and technology to the improved production, processing, packaging, distribution, evaluation and utilization of food in order to provide better and more adequate foods for mankind.