Records of the International Union of Food Science and Technology, 1970-, international food science organisation, Ontario, Canada

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, minutes and papers, newsletters and other items relating to the International Union of Food Science and Technology, the International Committee of Food Science and Technology and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

  • General correspondence
  • Working groups and Committee papers
  • Publications, including: programmes and papers relating to conferences, working groups and symposia; IUFOST newsletter.
  • papers relating to the history of IUFOST, the International Committee of Food Science and Technology and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

Administrative / Biographical History

The notion of establishing an international organization of food scientists and technologists dedicated to the nutritional needs of the people of the world was explored during the First International Congress of Food Science and Technology held in London in  1962 . The President of the Congress was  Lord Joseph Rank (1888-1972 ), a flour miller among other things, who in his presidential address emphasized the importance of international collaboration. From this Congress emerged an International Committee of Food Science and Technology. The work of this committee culminated in the founding of the  International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFOST) during the Third International Congress of Food Science and Technology convened in  1970  in Washington, DC, USA.

IUFOST is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world's best food scientists and technologists, renowned for its congresses, conferences and symposia. IUFOST's objectives focus on international co-operation, the exchange of scientific and technical information, the advancement of technology in food production, the encouragement of education and training in food science and technology, as well as the promotion of professionalism and professional organization among food scientists and technologists.

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit: Dr D E Hood: 1989

Other Finding Aids

Data about the collection is held on Stirling University Library's web-based catalogue  http://libcat.stir.ac.uk/.

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Special Collections Librarian.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Dr D E Hood: 1989

Accruals

Deposits of additional material are expected

Related Material

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Location of Originals

This material is original

Bibliography

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 14 June 2004