About IFIS

Based in Reading, UK, IFIS is a not-for-profit academic publishing organisation with an ongoing commitment to learning and development, and a reputation for scientific integrity, accuracy, and excellence.

Originally known as the International Food Information Service, IFIS was established in 1968 by the collaboration of four internationally renowned organisations:

  • The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA
    The leading membership organisation for food scientists and food technologists.
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), UK
    A not-for-profit international information provider specialising in agriculture and the environment. 
  • Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V (DLG), Germany
    A leading membership organisation in the agricultural and food sectors. 
  • The Centrum voor Landbouw Publikaties en Landbouwdocumemtatie (PUDOC), Netherlands

IFIS produces the highly regarded FSTA® database, covering the sciences related to food and health.

In 2017, IFIS launched Escalex, a new database for food regulations and compliance, jointly with Molecular Connections

IFIS also produces the respected Dictionary of Food Science & Technology, now in its second edition. Published in association with Wiley Blackwell, the dictionary pulls together the extensive data held and maintained by IFIS into an easy-to-use, rigorously edited, and cross-referenced resource.


The IFIS Timeline

Founded in 1968, IFIS are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. This timeline portrays a few of our stand out achievements over the years.


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