The European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST) is a non-profit association that federates food science and technology organisations in Europe, from east to west and south to north. EFFoST is the European group of the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST), which in turn is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the scientific organisation of the United Nations (UN).
EFFoST is the federation of European Food Science and Technology which has in membership appropriately constituted national groupings of professional organizations and societies in the various countries of Europe having an interest in food science and technology, called adhering bodies and also to any societies with an interest in food science and technology. EFFoST is the European regional grouping of IUFoST (The International Union of Food Science and Technology) which is the international organization representing food science and technology.
Its primary purposes are to:
- Provide a framework for co-operation among national, regional and global professional societies and their members
- Enhance Food Science and Technology (S&T) competencies in Europe
- Improve public understanding of Food S&T