Fellow (FIFST)

Our highest level of membership, Fellow provides you with an independent recognition for your career in food and achievements at a senior level. As a Fellow of IFST, you are entitled to use the designatory letters FIFST.

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Testimonial from a Fellow (FIFST)

“I won my first years IFST membership for coming top of my Food Science and Nutrition degree class at the University of Surrey (2004). I’ve been hooked ever since! IFST has a great network of food industry professionals that make it a fantastic source of information and support. I particularly appreciate the support offered by the team at IFST HQ when organising joint events as this has always been outstanding. IFST has increased my network of food industry professionals and raised my own profile among them. Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional IFST can put you in touch with food industry professionals that can provide you with information, advice, mentorship and support. Why wouldn’t you want to join!?” - Debra Smith, FIFST

Debra is a Global Hygiene specialist for Vikan. She is also an active member of the Eastern Branch committee. 

Fellow Member Benefits

Professional recognition

Scientific knowledge and expertise

Networking and career opportunities

Participation in Board Elections

  • Gain voting rights
  • Stand as to be elected to governance committees
  • Become assessors for professional registers
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If you have any questions about IFST Membership Levels and Professional Recognition, please contact us at membership@ifst.org

Fellow Application - FAQs.pdf