Register of Professional Food Auditors and Mentors

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This scheme has been developed to meet the needs of food companies and auditing organisations to improve food quality and safety by assuring the calibre of professionals offering auditing and mentoring services.

About the Scheme

In assuring the supply of safe, wholesome, nutritious, tasty and attractive food through the application of food science and technology, IFST has long recognised the need for standards within the food and drink industry and is committed to the maintenance and continual updating of skills and experience through continuing professional development.

To meet the needs of the food industry for an independent measure of the skills, experience and knowledge of professionals offering audit and consultancy services to food companies IFST has developed a Register of Professional Food Auditors and Mentors. 

The Register is managed by a panel of qualified and experienced IFST members who evaluate applicants' skills and experience based on information provided. IFST certificates are awarded to successful candidates and an annual re-certification is required based on continuing professional development. Click to check if a person is currently registered on the IFST Register of Professional Food Auditors and Mentors.

If you have specific queries to which you cannot find an answer in these pages, please contact explaining the exact nature of your enquiry. Your e-mail will be forwarded to our panel of assessors for a response. All such queries must be in writing. We regret that we are unable to answer verbal enquiries.

How does the IFST Register Work?

Candidates supply information to demonstrate that they meet the skills and competency requirements for Auditors and/or Mentors . The IFST Register Assessment Panel reviews the information and provides certificates and a listing on the Register to successful candidates.


For the current membership and registration fees please visit here. Please note that membership is compulsory for anyone joining a professional register.