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Resource Guide to the Food Sciences

Professional Associations

ARI-Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute

AACC-American Association of Cereal Chemists

American Chemical Society

ADSA-American Dairy Science Association

American Institute of Baking
"AIB is your best single source for education and research in the science of baking, bakery management, equipment, ingredients, cereal science, nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational safety and maintenance engineering."

American Nutraceutical Association
"The American Nutraceutical Association was established in 1997 by members of the health care delivery system, in cooperation with consumers and nutraceutical manufacturers, to develop and provide educational materials and continuing education programs for health care professionals and consumers on nutraceutical technology and science."

American Society of Brewing Chemists
"ASBCnet is an on-line service from the American Society of Brewing Chemists that contains up-to-date information pertinent to the brewing field."

ASHRAE-American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

American Society for Microbiology

American Society for Nutritional Sciences
"The American Society for Nutritional Sciences is the premier research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition."

Beer Institute

Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology Internet Resources

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
"The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is one of the largest specialized agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry fisheries and rural development."

Food and Drug Law Institute
"A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving the understanding of laws, regulations, and policies affecting healthcare technologies, food, and cosmetics."

Food Marketing Institute

Food and Nutrition Information Center
The FNIC is located at the National Agricultural Library, and is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service. Its mission, since 1971, has been "to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition."

Food Service and Packaging Institute
"Serving the single-use foodservice packaging industry for over 65 years, the Foodservice & Packaging Institute, Inc. is the material-neutral trade association for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of single-use foodservice packaging products, as well as others associated with the industry."

IFT-Institute of Food Technologists
"Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 28,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government who aim to advance the science and technology of food through the exchange of knowledge."

International Dairy Federation
"IDF is both a forum for discussion and exchange and a dairy information centre, created by and for the dairy sector."

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
IAMA strives "to become the global reference organization to address agri-food chain issues based on the excellence of our services and the commitment of our members."

International Food Information Council Foundation
"IFIC's mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers. IFIC is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. IFIC's purpose is to bridge the gap between science and communications by collecting and disseminating scientific information on food safety, nutrition and health and by working with an extensive roster of scientific experts and through partnerships to help translate research into understandable and useful information for opinion leaders and ultimately, consumers."

International Union of Food Science and Technology
"The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a country-membership organization, is the sole global food science and technology organization. It is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world's best food scientists and technologists."

International Union of Nutritional Sciences
"The objects of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences are to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level and to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology."

National Food Processors Association
"NFPA is the voice of the $500 billion food processing industry on scientific and public policy issues involving food safety, food security, nutrition, technical and regulatory matters and consumer affairs."

National Restaurant Association
"Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 858,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 11.3 million people."

National Soft Drink Association

Salt Institute
The Salt Institute is the world's foremost source of authoritative information about salt (sodium chloride) and its more than 14,000 known uses.