Global Certification for Food Science Professional David I. Thal

David I. Thal, Director of Vitale Scientific Associates, LLC, has been notified by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) that he has met all requirements and is now designated a Certified Food Scientist (CFS). The IFT notes that this credential is the only global certification for food science professionals. Unlike any other certifications, the CFS designation recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of global food professionals and provides a universal way to identify, cultivate, and retain top talent. The certification helps ensure that food science and technology professionals are up to date on the latest developments in food science to address global food and consumer needs. This is especially important as the global food system evolves to address increasingly complex challenges.

Mr. Thal is also recognized by the American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Auditor. These certifications in combination with more than 25 years’ experience conducting and supervising quantitative laboratory science make him a valuable resource for ensuring your food testing program is scientifically sound, compliant, and effective. He can be contacted at