The International Food Research Collaboration (IFRC) is an international research consortium focused on facilitating and executing research underpinning food in order to generate opportunities for collaborative research, knowledge exchange and training among partnering nations, institutions and researchers. The IFRC is a disciplinary/special interest group of IUFoST.

The IFRC recognizes that food research is not well linked globally primarily due to the lack of a coordinating organisation. It has a mission of advancing food research by establishing and strengthening international linkages and collaborations that allow us to build on individual strengths and capacities in a synergistic manner. IFRC is dedicated to improving health and wellness through food research and knowledge transfer, either through policy/regulatory reform or targeted products/technologies. We have adopted a “farm to fork” approach that recognizes that citizen/consumer attitudes and interests influence food production. Finally, we are committed to continued dialogue and involvement with industry, government and the public.

Participants in the IFRC

Advanced Foods & Materials Network, Canada

Foodcon, Belgium

Nutrigenomics New Zealand, New Zealand

Riddet Institute, New Zealand

Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia

Dietitians of Canada, Canada

EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource Network), E.U.

NuGO (The European Nutrigenomics Organisation: linking genomics, nutrition and
health research), E.U.

MoniQA (Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Food Supply Chain), E.U.

The Food & Nutrition Delta, The Netherlands

Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization
(ANSTO), Australia

Kagawa University, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan

International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), Australia

Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. (CIAD, A.C.),

For more information on IFRC contact:
Charity Parr-Vasquez, PhD
charity.parr@afmnet.ca International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC)