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.
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.