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, England 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