Membership

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IFST Membership

Being a part of a professional organisation opens a door to a whole new world of opportunity. It's not just about receiving your free monthly magazine, it's about getting the support to help you be the best that you can be.

It's about immersing yourself in your profession, building personal and professional relationships, continuously growing and learning, and being part of something bigger - a food science community.

IFST members make up a network over 2,500 industry professionals united by a passion for food science and technology, a thirst for knowledge, a high standard of professionalism, and a desire to advance the sector.

Join us today and begin your journey of professional development.

Types of membership 

We have three categories of membership: Associate, Members and Fellow. All members are bound by an ethical code of professional conduct.

Associate

Available to those with an interest in food science and technology, aspiring professionals in the early years of their career, or students studying food science and technology. We offer concessionary rates for students and those in the first three years after graduation. Download an application form and apply for Associate membership today!

Member (MIFST) and Fellow (FIFST)

Members (MIFST) and Fellows (FIFST) must meet certain standards of achievement based on a combination of academic qualifications and knowledge gained through relevant experience. Fellows must also be able to demonstrate a high level of achievement and exceptional professionalism in relation to food.

If you are interested in Membership or Fellowship or professional registration, please indicate on your application form and will contact you to guide you through the process. If you are a new applicant for Fellow and Member, you will be temporarily admitted to Associate membership pending full evaluation of your application.

Renew or re-join?

Been a while? Don't worry, it's simple to re-join IFST.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch! Email JoinUs@ifst.org or call us at 020 7603 6316.

Professional registration

Interested in professional or specialist registration?   Find out about professional registration