IUFoST Aims and Objectives

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is the global scientific organization for food science and technology supporting programmes and projects to increase the safety and security of the worlds food supply.  IUFoST is a not for profit country member organization, each country represented by its national food science organisation.  IUFoST is one of 31 Unions worldwide elected by its scientific peers across many disciplines to full membership in the International Council for Science (ICSU) and IUFoST represents food science and technology to other world bodies.

With over 75 members countries, five regional groupings EFFoST in Europe, WAAFoST in Africa, FIFSTA in Asia, MENAFoST for the Middle East and North Africa  and ALACCTA in Latin America and representing more than 300,000 food scientists and technologists worldwide, IUFoST is the world voice of food science and technology.

IUFoST Vision is to Strengthen Global Food Science and Technology for Humanity

The IUFoST Mission is to promote international co-operation and information exchange, to provide education and training to food scientists and technologists around the world and to promote professionalism and profession organisation among food scientists and technologists.

IUFoST responds to worldwide needs by:

Delivering educational programmes, student scholarships and opportunities for young scientists, as well as Distance Assisted Training Programmes

Providing scientific expertise through the provision of experts for short courses and workshops, and organizing conferences and symposia, in partnership with our Adhering Bodies, on important current issues such as food safety, security, traceability, and food defense.

Providing global leadership through our biennial World Food Congresses, guidelines for professional behaviour, and scientific information bulletins on currently important topics such as obesity, nanotechnology, biotechnology. These bulletins are used by government, industry and academia worldwide.

Stimulating exchange of knowledge in the international food science and technology community through all media, including peer reviewed publications, review papers, lectures, workshops, symposia, newsletters, award programmes and the Hunger Handbook applying food science and technology to improve nutrition and promote national development.

Representing scientific integrity as an authoritative global scientific voice representing the world's food science and technology community. This includes endorsing and sponsoring programmes of scientific merit worldwide.

Maintaining the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)  to recognize individuals with outstanding achievements and leadership in the field.  These distinguished elected Fellows develop and accomplish initiatives related to adequacy and safety of the world's food supply in support of IUFoST.