Collection T-IFST - Institute of Food Science and Technology records

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Institute of Food Science and Technology records


  • 1963 - 2000 (Creation)

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1.39 metres

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(1964 to date)

Administrative history

The UK Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) was founded in 1964 in order to provide a professional organisation to cater for the growing number of food professionals who were ineligible to join a single discipline institution. By 1968 the organisation had become an incorporated body with memorandum, articles of association and by-laws.

The IFST aims to provide independent objective advice and information on all matters relating to food science, food technology and food professionalism, and make this freely available for the public uninfluenced by sectoral or political motives. It produces policy statements and submissions on draft food legislation both in the UK and Europe, works to set and maintain standards of professional education through the promotion of the Master of Food Control and other professional qualifications, and also publishes newsletters, professional publications and various manuals and articles relating to food science and technology.

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Donated by the Institute of Food Science and Technology to the University of Strathclyde in 2008 (Acc 828).

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Inaugural Council minutes and papers, 1963-1964; Council minutes and papers, 1965-1986; annual general meeting minutes and papers, 1964-1985; committee minutes and papers, 1973-1989; Joint Master of Food Control Board minutes and papers, 1975-1985; files of honorary secretary of Scottish Branch, 1996-2000.

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Further accruals from the Institute are expected.

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Copyright is retained by Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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  • English

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International Union of Food Science and Technology records GB 249 T-IUFOST [;isad]

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