The Northern Ireland Branch aims to support the professional development of our members throughout their education and careers. The Branch organises a number of technical visits and holds meetings/joint meetings that allow topical discussion throughout the year.
Chair: Declan Ferguson
Secretary: Anna Monaghan
Other members: Michael Bell, Dominic Darby, Dr Maureen Edmondson, Dr David McCleery, Dr Maria Mulhern, Prof Margaret Patterson, Dr Ruth Price, Dr Anne Richmond, Michael Walker
|2 July||Northern Ireland Branch IFST Lecture Reception: ‘Ultra-processed foods: The science and the policy’, Moy Park|
|30 May||Young Scientist Competition - Northern Ireland|
|26 September||EU Exit: Food and Chemicals Regulation - What Can we Expect?|
|23 May||Young Scientist Competition - Northern Ireland|
|9 October||Science and Stormont 2017|
|18 February||From Rationing to Obesity|
IFST CPD approved short courses in food regulatory affairs are now available from Ulster University
The courses are designed to deliver professionally focussed and contemporary training for those who are working in the food sector and wish to develop their career further or to update their knowledge in the food regulatory affairs. The courses cover a broad range of topics from the food law and food regulation within the EU, EU-member states and the US, the principles and practice of the EU trade policy, food labelling, the EU approach to food quality, nutrition and health claims for foods, as well as the EU food law for various classes of foods (foods of plant origin; processed foods; milk and dairy products; eggs and egg products), animal feeds and contact materials. The courses are provided entirely online.