Regional Groupings within the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) form a pool of expert resource. The constituent bodies of a Regional Group make available regional food science and technology resources to the international community of food scientists and technologists through the global body of IUFoST. The objectives of these Regional Groups are those of the Union. The IUFoST General Assembly charters the Regional Group and gives it the special status of IUFoST Regional Group for the geographical area.
Regional Groupings of IUFoST (The European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST); The Federation of Institutes of Food Science & Technology of ASEAN (FIFSTA); North Africa and Middle Eastern Association of Food Science and Technology (MENAFoST); Western African Association of Food Science and Technology (WAAFoST); La Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos (ALACCTA) and such other regional groups as may be formed and approved by IUFoST from time to time) may be admitted to all activities open to the Adhering Bodies.
In total, IUFoST represents more than 300,000 food scientists and technologists worldwide. IUFoST is the world voice of food science and technology.