Structure And Aims

The International Food Information Service (IFIS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides information products and services and commissions research and provides education in information science for the international food science, food technology, and human nutrition community. It comprises two companies, IFIS Publishing in the UK and IFIS GmbH in Germany. Specifically, IFIS Publishing (Charity No. 1068176, Limited Company No. 3507902) is concerned with providing information products and services; IFIS GmbH is concerned with commissioning basic and applied research and providing education and training programs in information science. IFIS Publishing houses the headquarters of the organization at Shinfield near Reading (some 40 mi west of London). IFIS Publishing has 36 staff members (three are based at the British Library at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire) and its primarily concerned with producing and marketing the database Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA). IFIS GmbH is based in Frankfurt and has one part-time staff member who holds the title of managing director of IFIS GmbH. IFIS also has a Japanese representative based in Tokyo. Funding for IFIS is derived solely from product sales; the organization is fully self-supporting.

IFIS is governed by a board of governors, comprising two members each from CAB International in the UK; the Bundesministerium fur Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, und Forsten (BML) (represented by Deutsche LandwirtschaftGesellschaft e.V. [DLG]) in Germany; the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT) in the United States; and PUDOC (Centrum voor Landbouwpublikaties en Landbouwdocu-mentatie) in the Netherlands. The governing organizations constitute a unique consortium of one intergovernmental organization, two government ministries, and one professional association; they represent the four organizations (or their direct descendants) that were responsible for establishing IFIS in 1968. The board of governors meets twice yearly. Day-to-day responsibility is delegated to the general manager, who is based at Shinfield; the general manager also has the title managing director to describe his role within IFIS Publishing.

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