Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) is the leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. We are a completely independent body from government and commercial influence.

The advancement of the food industry based on objective science and the sharing of knowledge lies at the core of the Institute. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed papers, guides, periodicals and reports, we hold events, lectures and conferences throughout the year, all of which benefit from our independent status.

And, as the leading qualifying body for food professionals in UK, we provide independent certification of knowledge and skills. Our professional registers and accreditation schemes are widely recognised and valued throughout the sector as the benchmark for skills and expertise for food professionals.

The Institute has policy priorities focused around sustainability and education. IFST recognises the need for science and applied technologies to help develop sustainable food systems as well as the need for additional food science and technology education in secondary schools.