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Meet our values

IFST values

At IFST our mission is to act as the voice of the profession. Over the last few months we have been working hard to develop our values to reinforce what we stand for.

Evidence based

All that we do and deliver is based on evidence. This fundamental principle lies at the very core of IFST’s consciousness. We provide scientific evidence that the public, policy makers and our members can trust and use.


We aim to be a repository of professionalism in our field of food science and technology and to ensure our profession serves the public. We demand and expect professionalism from our members whether drawn from academia, industry or public sector.


Food science and technology is by nature dynamic and innovative. Whilst a serious subject and with serious implications, it is exciting and fun. We will seek to reflect this dynamism in the way we work and communicate with others. We will therefore be responsive to the constantly changing environment in which we work and to the needs of our members and stakeholders.


Our independent position and voice is critical and is what we are valued and respected for. This and the combined experience of our membership enables us to provide reliable and authoritative information.

Food Science Community

We value our members as a community of food scientists and technologists. We respect the diversity of our membership, seek to learn from each other and always encourage a friendly, approachable and supportive spirit from all who work for and with us.

New FS and T website!

We encourage you to visit the new home for our Food Science and Technology quarterly magazine. This now sits as part of Wiley's Online Library. There, you can access all our past issues from 2017 up to our current issue. Access the new website here: 

View the latest digital issue of FS&T or browse the archive


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