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.
Book now for the 2015 Spring Conference: Food safety in the court of public opinion
Stay informed through our Knowledge Centre - receive discounts on a number of publications, as well as free access to our journals
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.
IFST student membership helps to prepare you for your career in food.
If you're not already, find out more about becoming a student member
POST Fellowship - applications now open - Funding for a three-month placement at the Parliamentary Offices of Science and Technology (PhD students only)
Young Ambassador Prize - Apply now to attend our 2015 Spring Conference, all expenses paid
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