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22 February 2017

This event provides an opportunity for QLD-based food manufacturers and academics to hear from two nutritional experts from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) on the changing focus of nutritional guidelines from around the world and how the development of new healthy food products to deliver measurable health outcomes. Following the session, a networking event will be held on the rooftop terrace providing a networking opportunity for students, academics and industry professionals.

22 March 2017

Innovation Masterclass 2017 - Disrupt your Business: "The Uber Effect" - Sydney

The state of innovation in the Australian food industry has never been as topical as now. How do you get ahead and truly disrupt the market resulting in your own ‘Uber’ effect?

The key to innovation is understanding how to deal with a changing industry landscape so you can thrive in a changing consumer and industry marketplace. To assist individuals and businesses to better adopt innovation, AIFST launched the Innovation Masterclass in 2011. Now in its 5th year, this popular hands-on workshop provides attendees with access to world-class speakers and practical knowledge that can be applied in your business today.

5 April 2017

With microbiological criteria a key part of product specification, this AIFST toolbox talk is imperative for those working in the regulatory, manufacturing, quality assurance and research fields.

The workshop will be reviewing the FSANZ Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Foods that was released in October 2016. Attendees will come away from the day with a better understanding of the purpose and application for the Compendium, what the implications are for the food industry, and supplier requirements from a microbiological perspective.

If you are in the food business, you are in the fashion business. Food trends are inspired by a myriad of influences - from social and political events, economic and geographical dynamics through to generational changes - that shape the resulting shifts in attitudes and behaviours towards nourishing ourselves and the next generation...

2017 sees us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Institute, with enhanced offerings for members throughout the year.

As an AIFST member you can SAVE more than 20% on registration for the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention co-located with foodpro and discover The Future of Food at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 17-18 July 2017.

The 2017 AIFST AGM is proposed to be held from 8.30am-9.30am at the 50th Anniversary Convention on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

For further information and to view the call for Director nominations and application guidelines, please click here.

food australia Magazine

AIFST's official publication, the bi-monthly magazine food australia, is the Australian food industry's premier food science and technology magazine.

AIFST Summer School 2017

1-3 February 2017 - Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus

More than 500 students over the past six years have attended the AIFST Food Science Summer School, coming together in a format that provides an avenue to learn, network and promote individual research projects. 

Become an AIFST student member for FREE REGISTRATION!


Working with AIFST

Opportunities for industry stakeholders to promote their business and products to AIFST members.

  • Annual corporate partnerships/alliances
  • Website advertising
  • Advertising and advertorials in food australia magazine
  • CPD and COI Event sponsorship
  • 50th Anniversary Convention 2017 sponsorship