International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)

Commission Internationale pour la Définition des Caractéristiques Microbiologiques des Aliments

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History

Aug 1962, Montréal (Canada), as a Standing Committee of the permanent Section on Food Microbiology and Hygiene of the then 'International Association of Microbiological Societies' currently, since Sep 1980, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Became an independent Commission of IUMS in 1970, Mexico City (Mexico). Comes within IUMS Division of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM).

Aims

Be a leading source for independent and impartial scientific concepts that will reduce the incidence of microbiological foodborne illness and food spoilage worldwide and facilitate global trade.

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Activities

Capacity building; events/meetings; publishing activities; research/documentation; training/education; knowledge management/information dissemination.

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Languages

English. Books and other resources also in: Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 20 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Microbiology
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Research, Standards
    • Quality Unification

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

UIA Org ID

E4271

Last News Received

19. Oct 2018
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