• Sensory Science Group Conference - A slice of sensory

    We will look across the whole sector of sensory and consumer testing, from discrimination testing through to consumer response and their emotions. Book now.

  • New food safety microsite

    A wide range of resources to ensure that food safety professionals, involved in all parts of the food supply chain, are kept up-to-date with the most current food safety and fraud issues

  • Register of Food Safety Professionals

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

  • Jubilee appeal - FoodStart

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

Book now for the 2015 Spring Conference: Food safety in the court of public opinion

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