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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.

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It has been brought to our attention that an email is being sent out by someone falsely claiming they are from IFST.  This is currently being investigated.

IFST emails will always be from an @ifst.org or IFST@101emailmarketing.co.uk address and contain a disclosure statement at the bottom of the email. We will never ask you to download files.

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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