University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teacher Award (1972). (Three awards presented per year on a University-wide basis from among 1500 faculty).
William V. Cruess Award for Excellence in Teaching - presented by the Institute of Food Technologists, 1976.
Distinguished Food Scientist Award - co-recipient with F.J. Francis, presented by the New York Section of the IFT, 1978.
Elected to Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1979.
Recipient of the Third Annual Ethel Austin Martin Visiting Professorship in Human Nutrition at South Dakota State University, January 1983.
Recipient of the Lectureship Award from the Philadelphia Section of the IFT for "Dedicated Service and Outstanding Contributions to Food Science and Technology", 1983.. Recipient of the 1984 Babcock Hart Award, presented by the Institute of Food Technologists "to honor a person who has distinguished himself/herself by research contributions to food technology which have resulted in improved public health through some aspect of nutrition or more nutritious foods".
Named the F.W. Tanner Lecturer by the Chicago Section of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1985.
Donald K. Tressler Award for Outstanding Contributions to Food Science and Technology and their Communication to both Scientific Peers and the Public. Presented by the Institute of Food Technologists 1986.
Named the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecturer for 1986. South Dakota State University.
Elected to an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. 1987.
Recipient of the 1989 Nicholas Appert Award presented by the Institute of Food Technologists to honor a person for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food technology.
Elected to President of Phi Tau Sigma, the National Food Science Honors Society, 1992.
Recipient of the 1993 Charles A. Black Award for scientific accomplishment and communication presented by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).
Named the G. Malcolm Trout Visiting Scholar at Michigan StateUniversity,1993.
Named the 1993 Centennial Visiting Professor by the Tokyo University of Fisheries.
Recipient of the Carl R. Fellers Award for bringing honor and recognition to the profession
of Food Science. Presented by the Institute of Food Technologists, 1995.
Named a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, 1996.
Named the Ernest Newberry Memorial Lecturer for the 14th International SAAFoST Congress in Pretoria, South Africa, 1997.
Named a member of the IFT Chief Research Officer’s Food Council, 1997-present.
Inducted as an Honorary Member in "L'Association Internationale Nicolas Appert", 1999.
University of Massachusetts endowed the F.M. Clydesdale Professorship (2001) with funds raised by the Food Science Alumni and friends of the Department.
Named a University of Massachusetts Distinguished Professor by the Board of Trustees, 2003.
Appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 by HHS and USDA.
Named a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Named Chair of the IFT Expert Committee on Functional Foods (2004-05)
Appointed to an NIH Advisory Panel, 2005
Elected, as a Fellow, to the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, 2006
Recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award by the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, 2007
Awarded the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship sponsored by ARS/USDA and presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, August 19, 2008