IFST Membership Levels At A Glance

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 will start receiving membership benefits in the form of newsletters and event alerts. But our membership is not just about engaging events. Our goal is to be your passport to knowledge, contacts and professional development at every stage of your career.

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Associate Member
  • For anyone with an interest in Food Science – no qualifications or experience required!
  • Access to our journal, magazine, discounted event entry, networking opportunities and more

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Student Associate Member
  • For anyone studying a degree, foundation degree, apprenticeship or equivalent in Food Science or Engineering
  • Access to our journal, magazine, tailored student networking opportunities, Launchpad events and more!

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Member (MIFST)
  • For Food Science Professionals, who have made a significant and continuing contribution to the development of food science and technology
  • Professional Recognition as well as access to member benefits

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Fellow (FIFST)
  • The highest level of recognition awarded by IFST
  • To qualify you must have at least 5 additional years of experience in a senior role and showcase significant achievements in relation to food

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Contact us

If you have any questions about IFST Membership Levels and Professional Recognition, please contact us at membership@ifst.org