FSTA® is the food science resource, an intelligence service constantly monitoring research and developments in the areas of food science, food technology and nutrition, from farm to fork and beyond.

FSTA features

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Record type

Indexed abstracts with full text links where available*

Number of records


Update frequency

Updated weekly

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  • Comprehensive world-wide monitoring and coverage of relevant scientific and technological literature relating to food, drink and nutrition.
  • 1000+ journals currently covered with historical coverage of 4000+ journals. More information.
  • Other content coverage includes patents**, standards**, books, reviews, conference proceedings and reports.
  • Monitoring content sources in 29 languages.
  • Informative abstracts created by IFIS' expert scientists from carefully selected sources.
  • Sources constantly reviewed to ensure on-going relevancy and focus.
  • FSTA covers topics relating to every aspect of the food and nutrition including all major food and drink commodities and related life and pure sciences plus food products, food processing, food safety, food spoilage, biotechnology, and pet foods.



  • Produced by IFIS' expert scientists.
  • Over 10,700 terms including wide-ranging relational and associative subject hierarchies plus synonyms, facilitating information retrieval.
  • Continuously updated with new terms to reflect the latest concepts. Produced by IFIS' team of experts with extensive knowledge in the fields of food science and technology, nutrition, biology, plant science, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry and microbiology, as applied to food and drink.

Access options

FSTA can be accessed directly from IFIS as a datafeed or through a number of partners:

  • EBSCOHost
  • OvidSP
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • STN
  • Web of Science

For more information, please contact us.

* Access to full text dependent on platform and subscription held by user's organisation.
** Patents and standards coverage includes European patents (EPO), World patents (WIPO, covering 104 countries), International standards (ISO) and Codex standards.

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