Based at Winnersh Triangle near Reading (UK), IFIS is a not-for-profit academic publishing organisation established in 1968. We are committed to:

  • Supporting those studying and working in the sciences of food and health by making it easier to access industry-specific research that can be trusted.
  • Preserving integrity and accuracy in the fields of food and beverages.
  • Furthering learning and development in the sciences of food and health across the world - especially in areas where access to our resources may be limited.

Our flagship product is FSTA, a interdisciplinary database of scientific and technological information relating to food, beverages and nutrition. FSTA is used for research and teaching all over the world, including by 8 of the top 10 universities for food science (Shanghai ranking, 2020).

IFIS is an accredited Investors in People organisation and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge in 2020, making a public commitment to reducing stigma around mental health and to making sure IFIS is a safe, supportive and open environment. 


IFIS is also committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion and eliminating unlawful discrimination for all. As our diversity and inclusion statement and equal opportunity policy illustrate, we are committed to a culture of fairness and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation, and any combination of these. 

The office has a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, with perks such as free fruit, dark chocolate and office birthday celebrations. 



No open vacancies at current.

We are currently recruiting for our Student Advisory Board. If you use FSTA and are currently studying food science, nutrition or a related subject at undergraduate level or above, or would like to recommend someone who is, click here for more information and how to apply.

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