The Institute
The Institute shall be known as the Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (SIFST)

Its place of business shall be at the Singapore Professional Centre (SPC), People’s Association, West Blk, Room 4, Stadium Link Singapore 397750 or such other address as may be decided by the Council from time to time subject to approval of the Registrar of Societies.


The Institute
The objects of the Institute are:

1) To promote the furtherance of knowledge, development and application of science and technology to any aspect of food.

2) To advance the standing of the food profession and to maintain high ethical standards within the profession.

3) To develop and maintain collaboration with other National and International bodies concerned with food science and technology

4) To promote the dissemination of knowledge and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas amongst members.

5) To further the education and training of food scientists and technologists


Membership
The membership of the Institute shall consist of the following:

(a) Professional Members who shall be referred to as Honorary Fellows, Fellows and Associates.

(b) Affiliate Members who shall be referred to as Licentiates, Graduates and Students.

(c) Corporate Members


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
1. Honorary Fellows

Hononary Fellows shall be such members or other persons who, in the opinion of the Council, have made distinctive contribution in the service and advancement of food science and technology and shall be elected by the Council.

Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (F.S.I.F.S.T)

A Fellow shall be a person not less than thirty three (33) years of age who has been an Associate for five (5) years continuously, or who possesses the necessary qualifications for Associate membreship and who has not less than ten (10) years appropriate experience in food science and technology, and made a substantial contribution to the science and technolgy of food or that he has reached a position of seniority and authority in the profession acceptable to the Council, and whose application is supported by two (2) Fellows of the Institute.

2. Associate of the Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (A.S.I.F.S.T.)

An Associate shall be a person of at least twenty four (24) years of age who possesses a recognized university degree in food science and technology or food related subjects form a recognized polytechnic or equivalent academic or professional qualification approved by the Council, and in addition has appropriate experience and responsibility in food science and technology acceptable to the Council for at least a number of years as specified below:

Ph.D. two (2) years
M.Sc. three (3) years
B.Sc.(Hons) four (4) years
B.Sc. five (5) years
Diploma eight (8) years

The Council may also admit as an Associate any person who is at least twenty four (24) years of age who possesses a recognized university degree in science and who by virtue of his involvement in the field of food science and technology, satisfies the Council that he is conversant in one or more aspects of food science and technology. Such person shall have appropriate experience and responsibility in food science and technology acceptable to the Council, for at least a number of years as specified below:

Ph.D. three (3) years
M.Sc. four (4) years
B.Sc. (Hons) five (5) years
B.Sc. six (6) years

The Council may elect a non-graduate as an Associate provided the Council is satisfied that by virtue of his experience in the field of food science and technology for at least twenty (20) years, and by the responsibility of his employment and by any additional evidence acceptable to the Council that he is a proper person to be admitted, provided that such person has passed the Senior Cambridge Examination or its equivalent.


AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
1. Licentiate

A Licentiate shall be a person who is less than twenty one (21) years of age and who either (I) has a university degree in food science and technology or food related subjects to equivalent qualification approved by the Council, and is actively engaged in the field of food science and technology or (ii) has an appropriate technical diploma approved by the Council together with three (3) years of appropriate experience in the field of food science and technology, or (iii) satisfies the Council that by virtue of his experience in the field of food science and technology for at least fifteen (15) years and by the responsibility of his employment and by any additional evidence acceptable to the Council that he is a proper person to be admitted, provided that he has passed the Senior Cambridge Examination or its equivalent.

2. Graduate Member

A Graduate shall be a person who is not less than nineteen (19) years of age and who is a graduate of an appropriate tertiary institution or the Polytechnic in food science and technology or related disciplines.

3. Student Member

A student taking a course in food science and technology or food related subjects in an institute of higher learning at the time of application shall be eligible for student membership. Such membership shall cease upon termination of his studies.


CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Corporate Member

Any institution, government or private, commercial or otherwise, that is in any way engaged in any activities that deal with any aspect of food science and technology or any other related aspects thereof may be admitted as a Corporate Member.

A Corporate Member shall enjoy all the benefits of an individual member of the Institute except that a Corporate Member shall have no voting rights in all matters concerning the Institute nor in any of its meetings and shall not be eligible to stand in any election or hold any office of the Institute.

A Corporate Member shall be entitled, by way of written notice to the Institute, to nominate two persons from its body as its official representatives and to change its nominees from time to time provided that the Council has no objection to any such nomination(s).


ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP
1. Application for membership shall be made in forms provided by the Institute.

2. Admission to each class of membership shall be at the absolute discretion of the Council on the
recommendation of a membership committee appointed by the Council and comprising at least three
(3) Professional Members.

3. Abbreviated Titles and Designations

4. A Fellow shall be entitled to the exclusive use after his name of the initials “FSIFST” and an Associate
of the initials “ASIFST”.

5. No person shall adopt these titles or so describe himself other than as provided by the Constitution.

SUBSCRIPTIONS
A non-refundable application fee of ten dollars (S$10.00) in the case of an individual member and one hundred dollars (S$100.00) in the case of a Corporate Member is payable by all applicants for membership, except Students, at the time of application.

1. The following annual subscription fees shall be payable by members of the Institute:


Fellows S$ 40.00 Licentiates S$ 20.00
Associates S$ 30.00 Graduates S$ 15.00
Corporate Members S$ 250.00 Students S$ 5.00
Retire members’ annual subscription shall be either be reduced or waived

2. The financial year of the Institute shall be from 1st January to 31st December. The annual subscription shall be payable in advance on the first day of January of each year, or in the case of members newly elected, within three (3) months of such election.

3. Members who are elected after 1st July of each year shall pay one half (1/2) of the subscription for that year.

What's New

Calling ALL FOOD COMPANIES in Singapore...
here come the 7th SIFST Food Product Awards 2005 – 2007. Vie for the Best Food product Award or the Innovation Award or even the Healthier Choice Award! More details under events highlights.

1st Professional Talk (29th Council)
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The official SIFST Membership

Individual, corporate and student memberships
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Events Highlight
SIFST Food Product Awards 2005 - 2007
The SIFST cordially invites entries from all food companies in Singapore to vie for the prestigious SIFST Food Product Awards. Attached are the details. Entries should be sent to
Ms Joey Choo
SIFST Food Product Award Committee
c/o CMA International Consultants Pte Ltd
333 North Bridge Road, #05-00
KH KEA Building,
Singapore 188721
no later than 30 June 2005.
Entry Form
Brochure - English
Brochure - Chinese

SIFST Annual Dinner
11 March 2005, Traders Hotel
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