The Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland

The Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland (IFSTI) will host IUFoST 2016, the 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology. IFSTI is a professional body representing the interests of Irish food scientists and food technologists. The Institute is a professional body of food scientists and technologists and aims to promote their professional standing and their continuing professional development through further education and training.

The IFSTI also aims to promote, advance and further the knowledge, development and application of science and technology to every aspect of food by all appropriate means. We aspire to provide our members with a range of services to meet their needs and a support network to help them excel in their work.

The institute is a focal point for the dissemination of information on scientific and technological developments affecting the world of food. We proactively seek connections with other similar institutions in other countries to broaden the professional network available for our members. In this respect the IFSTI is also an active member of The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) and the European Federation of Food Science and Technology




What the IFSTI do?

IFSTI is the professional body for food scientists in Ireland
Makes submissions to the government on food related topics
Provides the press with informed spokespersons from among its members on food science as required
Organizes meetings on topics of interest to food scientists
Provides an informal forum for Irish food scientists to meet and discuss mutual interests
Acts as a network of contacts with extensive experience in the food industry
Encourages education of food scientists
Provides informal contacts between education and the food industry to provide placements for students and facilitate liaison with the industry
Operates the website to disseminate information and Irish food news