• Register of Food Safety Professionals

    IFST's new accreditation scheme will provide recognition to professionals working within food safety. Now accepting applications for 'Principal' and 'Manager'.

  • Jubilee appeal - FoodStart

    Our Jubilee project will help the next generation of young food professionals take their first steps in a career in food

  • IFST Jubilee Lecture

    Mark Price, Managing Director of Waitrose, will deliver this year's lecture. Join us in London or at one of our regional events on 11 November.

As a charity, public benefit lies at the heart of our philosophy. Through the application of sound science, maintaining high standards of professionalism amongst our members, and providing reliable information about food science and technology, we aim to benefit the public.

Our Information Statements outline the latest and conclusive scientific developments, as well as regulation and other relevant information, surrounding matters of topical importance within food science and technology.

It's that time of year again - find out how to renew your membership and access our frequently asked questions


Get professional recognition by upgrading your membership or joining one of our professional registers.


Stay informed through our Knowledge Centre - receive discounts on a number of publications, as well as free access to our journals.


Meet like-minded individuals and get tailored information through our subject interest areas.

IFST members make up a network over 2,300 industry professionals united by a passion for food science and technology and a desire to grow the professionalism of the sector. IFST membership is so much more than just a tangible package of benefits in the form of newsletters and events, it’s a passport to knowledge, contacts and professional development throughout all stages of your career.

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Find out why some of our current members decided to join IFST and the benefits that it's had for them

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IFST student membership helps to prepare you for your career in food.

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Prepare for your career in food with advice from our members including interview tips, how to impress recruiters and more!

IFST Student LaunchPad Events - Leatherhead Food Research (Surrey) Thursday 27 November.  If you are interested in attending please email info@ifst.org.

Food Matters Live Student Event - This event on 19 November is FREE to attend and will be a great opportunity to build connections between food science and technology students and universities across the country, as well as have access to advice from industry leaders.  Find out more