IFST Northern Ireland Branch

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.

Meet the Northern Ireland Branch Committee

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

Students and competitions

IFST offers national and regional opportunities for students with deadlines staggered throughout the year. 

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Members of the Northern Ireland Branch can use the Branch Forum to communicate with each other. Please note that you need to be logged in to the website to access it.

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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. 

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Get involved

If you would like more information about how to get involved please contact us. We meet up to 6 times a year and are looking for new members in Northern Ireland within academia and industry.