Verification of discontinued IFST qualifications
Anyone wishing to verify that an individual holds any of the qualifications
listed below may do so by contacting IFST at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Food Premises Inspection Qualification
The Food Standards Agency requires all inspectors of higher risk food premises
working in a food hygiene enforcement authority in England, Wales and Scotland to
hold the Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection. Between 1994 and 2005,
IFST was the examining body for one route to attaining this qualification. IFST
maintains a register of those who have been awarded the Higher Certificate by
the IFST route.
Those currently wishing to obtain this qualification should contact the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in England and Wales and the Royal Environmental Health Institute in Scotland). Anyone wishing to obtain qualifications in the food standards element should
contact the Trading Standards Institute for information on the DCA - Food and Agricultural Standards.
Graduate Diploma in Food Science & Technology
Between 1979 and 2000, IFST was the examining body for the degree equivalent
Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology.
Mastership in Food Control
Between 1978 and 1995, IFST was the examining body for the masters equivalent
Mastership in Food Control. Holders are entitled to use the designatory letters
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Control
In the 1990s, IFST was the examining body for this masters equivalent
Supplementary Certificate in Food Science & Technology
In 1995, IFST offered this qualifying certificate for professional membership.