Support

Though some funds are received from the sale of its books, ICMSF relies heavily on contributions to fund its activities and annual meetings through donations and in-kind support. The ICMSF has obtained support from contributors in more than a dozen countries.

Past contributors include:

  • Public health agencies
  • Governmental agencies
  • International organizations
  • Food manufacturers
  • Trade associations

ICMSF General Conference Sites and Major Sponsors:

No. Year Location Sponsors
1 1962 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Members’ agencies
2 1965 Cambridge, Enland Members’ agencies; Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge, England; The Pillsbury Co.
3 1966 Moscow, USSR Members’ agencies
4 1967 London, England Members’ agencies; Unilever Research
5 1969 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Members’ agencies; Union of Medical Societies of Yugoslavia; US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control
6 1970 Mexico City, Mexico Members’ agencies; ICMSF sustaining fund
7 1971 Opatija, Yugoslavia Members’ agencies; Union of Medical Societies of Yugoslavia; US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control
8 1972 Langford, England Members’ agencies; Meat Research Institute; Agriculture Research Council, UK; ICMSF sustaining fund
9 1973 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Members’ agencies; Health and Welfare Canada, Health Protection Branch; ICMSF sustaining fund
10 1974 Caracas, Venezuela Members’ agencies; Latin American Congress for Microbiology; International Union of Biological Societies; ICMSF sustaining fund
11 1976 Alexandria, Egypt Members’ agencies; Ministry of Health, Arab Republic of Egypt; US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control; ICMSF sustaining fund
12 1977 Cairo, Egypt Members’ agencies; Ministry of Health, Arab Republic of Egypt; US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control; ICMSF sustaining fund
13 1978 Cairo, Egypt Members’ agencies; Ministry of Health, Arab Republic of Egypt; US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control; ICMSF sustaining fund
14 1980 Stresa, Italy Members’ agencies; Comitato Organizzatore “Total Quality Control Congress;” Regione Piemonte; Regione Lombardia; Provincia di Novara; Banca Popolare di Novara; Fondazione Alivar; Italy Centro Studi Hospes;Terme di Crodo, S.P.A.; ICMSF sustaining fund
15 1981 Chexbres, Switzerland Members’ agencies; Nestlé Products Technical Assistance Co.; ICMSF sustaining fund
16 1982 Anaheim, California, USA Members’ agencies; Silliker Laboratories; ICMSF sustaining fund
17 1983 Sharnbrook, Bedford, England Members’ agencies; Unilever Research, Colworth Laboratories; ICMSF sustaining fund
18 1984 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany Members’ agencies; Federal Ministry of Youth, Family Affairs and Welfare; German Research Foundation; Senate of Berlin; Unilever Germany; ICMSF sustaining fund
19 1985 La Jolla, California, USA Members’ agencies; Beatrice Foods; Silliker Laboratories; ICMSF sustaining fund
20 1986 Roskilde, Denmark Danish Meat Products Laboratory; ICMSF sustaining fund
21 1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Members’ agencies; Medical research Council Canada; Canada Packers Inc.; ICMSF sustaining fund
22 1988 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Members’ agencies; Nestlé Products Technical Assistance Co.; ICMSF sustaining fund
23 1989 Milan, Italy Members’ agencies; Comune di Milano, Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato, Agricoltura di Milano; Centrale del Latte di Milano; Egidio Galbani Spa di Milano; Istituto Scotti Bassani di Milano; Nuovo-Criai di Caserta; Ciba-Geigy di Milano; Alfa Laval di Monza; ICMSF sustaining fund
24 1990 Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic Members’ agencies; Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization; Instituto Dominicano de Technología Industrial (INDOTEC); Central Bank of the Dominican Republic; Asociacion de Propietarios de Hoteles y Condominios de Playa Dorada; Secretaría de Estado de Turismo (SECTUR); Nestlé (Dominican Republic); ICMSF sustaining fund
25 1991 Sydney, NSW, Australia Members’ agencies; Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology; ICMSF sustaining fund
26 1992 Taverny, France Members’ agencies; Nestlé France; ICMSF sustaining fund
27 1993 Papendal, the Netherlands Members’ agencies; the Netherlands EFFI; Netherlands Society for Microbiology; Netherlands Society for Nutrition and Food Technology; ICMSF sustaining fund
28 1994 León, Spain Members’ agencies; Ministerio de Salud y Consumo; ICMSF sustaining fund
29 1996 Pretoria, South Africa Members’ agencies; ABSA Bank, AECI Aroma & Fine Chemicals; Department of Health; Department of Microbiology-WITS; Gold Star Yeasts; Hartlief Continental Meats; Inspection and Quality Services; Kanhym Fresh Meat; KWV; Labotec, Lever Industrial, S.A.; Society for Microbiology, Sea Harvest Corp.; Separations Scientific, SGS Qualitest; Sun International; 3M South Africa; Toyota S.A. Marketing; Traditional Beer Investments, Black Like Me Products; Boehringer Mannheim; Bull Brand Foods; C.A. Milsch; Dragoco S.A.; Enzymes S.A., Firmenich; First National Bank; Foodtek-CSIR; Foundation for Research Development; Meat Industry Centre (ANPI-ARC); Merck; Nestlé; Nutritional Foods, Quest Intern.; Royal Beech-Nut; Von Holy Consulting, Willards Foods; Woolworths; Xera Tech – The Document Company; Xerox Office Supplies; ICMSF sustaining fund
30 1997 Annecy, France Members’ agencies; Fondation Marcel Mérieux; ICMSF sustaining fund
31 1998 Guaruja, Brazil Members’ agencies; COMBHAL 98; ICMSF sustaining fund
32 1999 Melbourne, Australia Members’ agencies; Public Health and Development Division of the Victorian Department of Human Services; ICMSF sustaining fund
33 2000 Berlin, Germany Members’ agencies; Bundes Institut für gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz und Veterinärmedizin; Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde e.V.; Milchindustrie-Verband e.V.;Kraft Foods, R&D Inc.; ICMSF sustaining fund
34 2001 Annecy, France Members’ agencies; Fondation Marcel Mérieux; ICMSF sustaining fund
35 2002 Pucón, Chile Members’ agencies; VII Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia e Higiene de Alimentos; ICMSF sustaining fund
36 2003 Lugano, Switzerland Members’ agencies; Schweizerische Geselschaft für Lebensmittel Hygiene; ICMSF sustaining fund
37 2004 Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China Members’ agencies; Silliker Group, Corp; bioMerieux China Ltd.; 3M China Ltd; Unilever; DuPont QUALICON; Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co, Ltd.; Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Zhejiang Gongshang University, College of Food Science, Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering; Shanghai Jiaotong University, Department of Food Science and Technology; ICMSF sustaining fund
38 2005 Wintergreen, Virginia, USA Members’ agencies; 3M Microbiology; American Society for Microbiology; Ecolab Inc.; Food Products Association; General Mills; Kraft Foods; Masterfoods USA; Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Nestlé USA Inc.; Silliker Inc.; Standard Meat Company; US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water; US Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research; Education and Extension Service; US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service; US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; Risk Assessment Consortium; International Life Sciences Institute; International Association for Food Protection; Institute of Food Technologists; ICMSF sustaining fund
39 2006 Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa Members’ agencies; Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA); South African Association for Food Science &Technology (SAAFoST); 3M; Unilever SA; ICMSF sustaining fund
40 2007 Singapore Members’ agencies; ILSI Southeast Asia Region; Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore; University of São Paulo; ICMSF sustaining fund
41 2008 New Delhi, India Members’ agencies; ILSI India; Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI; Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA); India Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); India Council of Medical Research (ICMR); National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Ministry of Agriculture; University of São Paulo; ICMSF sustaining fund
42 2009 Punta del Este, Uruguay Members’ agencies; Latin American Subcommission of ICMSF; Uruguayan Society of Food Science and Technology; ICMSF sustaining fund
43 2010 Annecy, France Members’ agencies; Fondation Marcel Mérieux; University of São Paulo; ICMSF sustaining fund
44 2011 Melbourne, Australia Members’ agencies; Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Ecolab Inc.; Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Nestlé; Unilever; ICMSF sustaining fund
45 2012 Xiamen, China Members’ agencies; Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Nestlé; Unilever; University of São Paulo; ICMSF sustaining fund
46 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Members’ agencies; Dubai Municipality; Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Nestlé; Pepsico; Unilever; ICMSF sustaining fund
47 2014 Iguazu, Brazil 3M; BCN; Biomeriex; Cargill; Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia e Higiene de Alimentos; Du Pont; (Life, Oxoid) Eurofins; Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Interlab; JBS; Laboratório, SP, Biorad; Mondelēz; Neogen; Nestlé; Pepsico; Qjagem; Solabia Biotec; Sovereign; Romer Labs; Thermo; Unilever; ICMSF sustaining fund
48 2015 Tokyo, Japan Members’ agencies; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Food Safety Commission of Japan; Ikari Corporation; International Life Sciences Institute Japan (ILSI, Japan); Japanese Society of Food Microbiology (JSFM); Kao Corporation; Legend Applications Inc.; Meiji Co., Ltd. R&D Division; Mitsubishi Research; Mondelēz; Nestlé; Nichirei Corporation; Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.; Pepsico; Suntory World Research Center; Tsukuba Food Evaluation Center Co., Ltd; Unilever; University of São Paulo
49 2016 Penang, Malaysia Members’ agencies; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); International Association for Food Protection; International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia; Mondelēz; Nestle; Pepsico; Unilever; University of São Paulo; ICMSF sustaining fund
50 2017 Vlaardingen, the Netherlands Members’ agencies; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Mondelēz; Nestlé; Pepsico; Unilever; University of São Paulo; Walmart; ICMSF sustaining fund
51 2018 New Delhi, India Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), CII-HUL Initiative on Food Safety Sciences (CHIFSS), Unilever R&D, Pepsico, Nestle, Mondelez, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), ICMSF sustaining fund, University of São Paulo and others supporting individual members
52 2019 Sydney, Australia The 2019 ICMSF Annual Meeting will be held in October 1-11. For more information, contact Leon Gorris, ICMSF Secretary.