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Strengthening Global Food Science and Technology for Humanity


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is the global scientific organisation for food science and technology, representing over 300,000 members from more than 75 countries. IUFoST has five regional groupings: ALACCTA - Central and South America; EFFoST - Europe; FIFSTA - ASEAN countries; MENAFoST - Middle East and North Africa; and WAAFoST -West Africa. IUFoST is the only scientific organisation for Food Science and Technology elected by its scientific peers across disciplines into ICSU (International Council for Science), and it represents food science and technology to other international organisations.    


IUFoST organises world food congresses, among many other activities, to stimulate the ongoing exchange of knowledge in those scientific disciplines and technologies relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the world's food supply.    


The IUFoST Cape Town Declaration demonstrates the Outline Plan of Work for the Global Food Science and Technology Community .“It is the right of every individual to have access to adequate and safe food”,   and  food science and technology has an indispensable role in eliminating food insecurity worldwide.  

  • International Academy of Food Science and Technology – more than 200 internationally recognised experts elected by their peers 
  • Special Interest / Disciplinary Groups - International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE). International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF), International Symposium of Properties of Water (ISOPOW), International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), International Food Research Collaboration (IFRC), International Society Food Applications Nanoscale Sciences (ISFANS) 
  • Working Groups, Task Forces and Commissions 
    • Distance Education       
    • Education: Core Curricula and International Benchmarking  
    • Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative 
    • Food Security,   
      • Aflatoxin Management  
      • EmergencyFoodSystems               
    • Food Safety,  
      • Fresh Produce 
      • Ethical, Ethnic and Religious Foods 
    • Food Chemistry             
    • Young Scientists 
    • Future Earth 
    • FoodWaste                                                                                                                                        
    • Emerging Issues             
    • Global Visions for the Role of Food Science and Technology to meet Societal and Technological Challenges 




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There’s more to yum than you might think. Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious
Health claims guidance update – have your say on revised scientific and technical requirements
How to communicate during a food crisis – EFSA shares guidelines
Revisiting EFSA@EXPO: From obesity to malnutrition – the global outlook
*EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption database
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