Event highlights

IFST holds a number of events, the proceedings of which are freely available to members and some are also available to the public. 

The latest proceedings

Sensory discussion


November 2017
Valid sensory and consumer testing usually requires some thought and planning about context. Place, time, ambience, meal setting, social situation, personal mood, etc. can all be important. This discussion group explored how and why context is important and in which ways methods are being developed and adapted to refer to or recreate real-life contexts.

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Fibre: The Rough with the Smooth

October 2017
This interactive event and brought together a panel of experts who explored various regulatory, health and food formulation issues related to fibre in our diet.  It is easy to forget that the term ‘dietary fibre’ today applies to a somewhat heterogeneous assortment of indigestible carbohydrates, from many different sources, with varying characteristics, functionalities and physiological effects

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Presenting yourself and Presenting your business

October 2017
This event educated consultants and food businesses on social media. How to use social media to project your business and an opportunity for the Consultancy group to explain what they do to local food businesses and other consultants using the oldest method of social media – face to face presentation. Insight from experts on key technical issues facing food businesses.

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Reading it right on novel foods

Reading it Right on Novel Foods

September 2017
On 1st January 2018, Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on novel foods and novel food ingredients will cease to apply, and Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283 on novel foods will take its place. What will this change mean for foods already on the European Union (EU) market and new foods intended for placing on the market? 

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IFST Sensory Science Conference 2017: ‘It’s Not Always Just About The Flavour!’

May 2017
The 2017 IFST Sensory Science Group Conference took a fresh look at the Sensory Modalities: appearance, aroma, flavour, texture and aftertaste. 

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IFST Spring Conference

IFST Jubilee Year

Technical Meetings

IFST Food Auditing Conferences, organised by IFST Western Branch

IFST Sensory Science Group Conferences

Other Conferences and events