Useful Links

Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
French agency conducting research in a wide range of fields including human health, animal health and well-being, and plant health.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants to ensure the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST)
A national association for food industry professionals, committed to advancing food science and technology.

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)
A constituent laboratory of the Council of Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology.

Chinese Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST)
A national society with members working in industry, academia and government, offering a platform for domestic and international exchange for food professionals all over the country to promote the development of food science and technology.

Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Food standards, labelling and composition in the UK.

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  
Committed to ensuring that Europe's food is safe.

Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) 
Ministry in Germanty, whose main aims include promoting a balanced, healthy diet, ensuring that everyday goods are safe and assisting in the development of clear consumer rights.

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
Mandated to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Working to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed in the State meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene reasonably available.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)
UK food regulations and standards

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Develop food standards to cover the food industry in Australia and New Zealand including the regulation of the use of ingredients, colourings and additives.

Institute of Food Research (IFR)  
World leader in research into harnessing food for health and preventing food-related diseases.

Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)
A UK-based professional membership organisation concerned with food science and technology. 

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 
A membership organisation with the intention to advance the science of food.

Institute of Health (ISS)   
Leading technical and scientific public body of the Italian National Health Service.

International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good.

International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 
A country-membership organisation and a global voice of food science and technology.

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA)   
Responsible for managing Brazilian public policy stimulus to agriculture and the development of agribusiness.

National Agricultural Library (NAL)  
Part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, the NAL is one of the world's largest collections devoted to agriculture and related sciences. 

National Institute of Health and Nutrition (NIHN)  
As an independent administrative agency in Japan, the NIHN works to improve nutrition and dietary habit and to advance the knowledge of health and nutrition science for the public. 

Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet)   

A governmental body whose aim is to ensure that food and drinking water are as safe and healthy as possible for consumers, and to promote plant, fish and animal health. 

Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK)  
An industrial research institute whose purpose is to strengthen the competitiveness of the food industry.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  
U.S. food guidance, compliance and regulatory information