Why Join - Membership Benefits

Our membership comprises individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from students to experts, working across all aspects of food science and technology and from academia through to enforcement.

As soon as you become a member, you’ll start receiving membership benefits in the form of newsletters and event alerts.

But our membership isn’t just about engaging events. Our goal is to be your passport to knowledge, contacts and professional development at every stage of your career.

Join us

Professional recognition

  • Enhance your status and stand out from the crowd as a member of a professional body as a Member (MIFST) or Fellow (FIFST)
  • Gain professional recognition as a Food Safety Professional, Food Auditor or Mentor, Registered Sensory Scientist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Scientist or Registered Science Technician
  • Use our myCPD management tool to keep your record of professional development up to date
  • Join our online Consultant Directory

Scientific knowledge and expertise

Networking and career opportunities