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A world of expert research
on the sciences of food and health

Trusted by researchers, scientists, students and government bodies in 158 countries across the globe, FSTA is the definitive way to search over fifty years of historic and emerging research in the sciences of food and health.

'Ultimately, whatever subscription resources we have must benefit our community out there and FSTA is really our manifesto.'

Library Department Head from a top 20 university for Food Science & Technology (Shanghai rankings, 2022)


With so much information online, it can be difficult to find reputable research that’s suitable for your needs. Simply put, FSTA empowers the global food community to focus on authoritative sources and relevant research, all directly relating to the sciences of food and health.

Covering a wide range of interdisciplinary content, from journal articles and trade publications to conference proceedings and industry patents, FSTA is full of high-quality scientific abstracts – with more than 2,200 new entries added every week.

There’s a wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered and it’s only ever a search away when using FSTA, thanks to in-depth keyword indexing against the most comprehensive food thesaurus in the world, which is unique to FSTA.



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Search a database containing over 1,840,000 high-quality abstracts directly related to the sciences of food and health


Draw from over 22,675 sources, including
nearly 5,500 scientific journals


Embrace the global food community with research from 84 countries, in 37 languages


Reference abstracts that span
50 years of research, from 1969 onwards


Access FSTA through familiar research solutions like Web of Science, Ovid and EBSCOHost


Discover powerful search functionality designed specifically for food and beverage research


Confidently research content carefully curated by experts in the sciences of food and health


Make targeted search queries referenced against the world’s most comprehensive food thesaurus, unique to FSTA

What's covered in FSTA

In addition to the core areas of food science, food technology and nutrition, FSTA includes relevant content across a host of related fields, including:




Click on the subject areas in bold for an in-depth look at our coverage of that field. We are adding to this regularly over the coming months, so do check back or email us to ask about a particular field.

FSTA for librarians and information professionals

Whether you’re responsible for managing an academic library, a corporate research lab or a government agency, you know that reference resources need to be trustworthy and comprehensive – while also ensuring users can actually find what they’re looking for.

FSTA empowers the global health community to search over 1,700,000 high-quality abstracts that directly relate to the sciences of food and health, without having to wade through irrelevant content or untrustworthy sources.


An impressive library of information that’s updated weekly and curated by food, drink and nutrition experts – empowering users to be well-informed and up-to-date


A powerful tool for the global food community, with search functionality designed specifically for research on the sciences of food and health


Free promotional materials and training to help information professionals raise awareness of FSTA access within their organisation


Available as a subscription or pay-as-you-go* resource with access through popular research platforms, including Web of Science, Ovid and EBSCOhost

*only available to corporate users

FSTA for researchers, scientists and students

We know that searching online for reputable and relevant research can be a frustrating and time-consuming exercise. It’s no surprise then that many in the global food community are fed up with scrolling endlessly through unsuitable results – however, there is a solution!

FSTA can be trusted by those studying and working in the sciences of food and health because it’s been developed expressly for them. Not only does it solely contain research directly relevant to food from sources carefully vetted by industry experts, but the search functionality has been specifically designed to aid research among the food community.

  • Carry out in-depth and targeted interdisciplinary research with access to over 1,700,000 entries directly related to food
  • Discover emerging research quickly, with more than 2,200 entries added every week
  • Quickly navigate over 50 years of food-related research curated by experts in the sciences of food and health
  • Quickly find relevant and reliable research with comprehensive keyword tags on every record
  • Improve your information literacy skills with free training to help you get more out of FSTA

FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts is also published as a printed book of abstracts for each volume of FSTA. Contact us for more information about subscribing to the print version.


Request your free trial of FSTA

Find and explore authoritative research directly related to the sciences of food and health, with the tool trusted by the global food community – discover FSTA for yourself with a free trial.