The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a country-membership organisation, is the global voice of food science and technology. It is the only representative for the discipline of Food Science and Technology elected into the International Science Council (ISC) by its interdiscipinary peers. It is a voluntary, non-profit federation of national food science organisations linking the world’s food scientists and technologists.
IUFoST promotes the advancement of global food science and technology through its education programmes, leadership opportunities, encouragement of young scientists, Industry innovation, workshops, regional symposia, international engagement with other global bodies and through IAFoST, the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.
IUFoST fosters the worldwide exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas through the biennial World Congress, IAFoST, books, proceedings, scientific journals, an on-line journal, regular Scientific Information Bulletins, monthly News Briefs, a newsletter and social media.
IUFoST aims to strengthen food science and technology’s role in helping secure the world’s food supply and eliminate world hunger by delivering programmes such as distance assisting training, workshops, and integrated food systems targeted to these needs.