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Innocent join IFST's Group Membership Scheme.

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) is pleased to welcome Innocent Drinks to the Group Membership Scheme.

Innocent is the UK and Europe's number one smoothie brand. They are dedicated to creating healthy products in a sustainable way. In addition to smoothies, they also produce a range of juices and a selection of 'noodle and veg pots', innovative ready meals. Over the past fourteen years, Innocent has grown from a business started by three friends out of university into a team of 300 people working across Europe, with products available in 15 countries.

Innocent has just enrolled 23 of its team as IFST members as part of an IFST Group Scheme. IFST membership provides food professionals with the opportunities and support to help unlock their full potential and grow their careers through knowledge sharing, networking opportunities and professional recognition. Under the Group Scheme, organisations also receive a number of benefits including discounted membership, fast-track member applications and the opportunity to work more closely with the Institute.

Simon Allison, Packaging & Technical Operations Team Leader at Innocent and IFST Fellow, said:

"IFST has provided growth opportunities for me personally since I joined as a student, in later years at Marks & Spencer this became the attainment of my Fellow status and the recognition that it provides 'out there' is without comparison. Now at innocent drinks, we have a team of Food Science professionals who each intend to drive their careers on their own learning and development journey toward excellence, and the IFST is the perfect vehicle for making that happen."

Jon Poole, IFST Chief Executive,commented: "It is really great to have forward thinking companies like Innocent so actively involved in the Institute. We are already seeing Innocent employees involved in some of our activities and events."

To learn more about Group Schemes, please contact Erin Taylor, Membership Development Manager, at

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