Food Science

IFST launches Food Science Fact Sheets

IFST launches Food Science Fact Sheets

By Jenny Eagle

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has launched what will become a series of Food Science Fact Sheets providing information on food science topics.

A food scientific cited advancements in dehydration, such as EnWave's nutraREV vacuum/microwave technology, among the top advancements in recent years.

IFT 2014

Top 11 advancements in food safety and quality

By Jenni Spinner

A veteran food scientist shares his views on the most important technological developments to hit the food safety and quality arena in recent decades.

Colour affects flavour expectations

Food colours: Why do they matter?

By Nathan Gray

What are food colours? Where do they come from? And what are the reasons they are used in so many foods? In this special edition article FoodNavigator brings you the facts behind the food colours.

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

Food science and technology webinar separates fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging...

Harmonise food safety regs for 'huge difference' to food waste

Harmonising food safety regs could make 'huge difference' to food wastage

By Caroline Scott-Thomas at EFFoST in Montpellier

Zero and very low tolerance of certain food additives and ingredients can lead to enormous - and entirely unnecessary - food wastage, according to Aleksandra Martinovic, Montenegro ambassador of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI).

Food science for all

Weekly comment

Food science for all

Food scientists are becoming a rare species in Britain, and things
won't change unless schools and food firms start telling young
people there is more to food than a supermarket depot.

Packaging you can eat

Packaging you can eat

Edible wraps made of fruit and vegetables and plastic wrapping that
incorporates basil are being developed. Is this the future of
packaging, or will the concept fail to catch on or meet stringent
EU health and safety regulations?

Food science in Africa

Food science in Africa

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a
global food science and technology organisation, claims to have
identified agro-based economic development in Africa as a focus of
its core activities.


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