IFT/IFST Joint Membership

We have partnered with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT ) to offer a joint international membership to food science and technology professionals.

IFST and IFT partnership

This membership is ideal for anyone who wants to:

  • Access an international network of like-minded professionals
  • Receive up-to-date and trusted information on the latest developments and innovations in food science and technology
  • Get access to job opportunities and international connections

Join us

As a joint member, you will be able to take advantage of the following:

IFST Member benefits

  • Enhance your status and stand out from the crowd as a member of a professional body (MIFST, FIFST) in the UK and Europe
  • Gain professional recognition as a Food Safety Professional, Food Auditor or Mentor, Registered Sensory Scientist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Scientist or Registered Science Technician
  • Get the latest news from Food Science & Technology Magazine (quarterly - online & print)
  • Free online access to International Journal of Food Science & Technology and discounted rates for the print version
  • Attend IFST Conferences and technical meetings at discounted rate
  • Connect with a network of professionals through networks and communities 

More IFST benefits

IFT Member benefits 

  • Exclusive member discounts to IFT annual event and expo
  • Access to the digital version of Food Technology magazine
  • Connect with the British Section IFT, including member-only Section events and activities
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on ift.org, all live and on-demand IFT webcasts, and IFT Connect, IFT’s online networking and discussion community
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals
  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science (JFS), IFT Press books, and more

More IFT benefits


Existing IFT members:  This offer is available to IFT members for a fee, plus the relevant IFST subscription rateTo take advantage of this offer, professional, emeritus, and emeritus professional members would be required to become standard IFT members, which will result in a change of membership dues, benefits, and privileges.

Existing IFST members: This offer is available only to members residing in the UK who are Full Associates, Members and Fellows (excludes students, postgraduates and anyone part of a Group Membership Scheme).

If you would like more information, please contact the Membership Team.