The commission is a COMCOF (Commissions, Committees and Federations) of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and established in 1990.
The aims of the Commission are
- to improve and standardise methods for isolation, enumeration and identification of fungi in foods;
- to promote studies of the mycological ecology of foods and commodities;
- to interact with regulatory bodies, both national and international, concerning standards for mycological quality in foods and commodities;
- to support regional initiatives in this area.
The Commission further aims to extend understanding of the principles and methodology of food mycology in the scientific community by publishing its findings, and by sponsoring meetings, specialist workshops, courses and sessions dealing with aspects of its work.
ICFM workshop Freising 2019
The 2019 ICFM Conference on “Food- and Airborne Fungi – Challenges for Food Safety and Supply” was held in the cozy surroundings of Freising, a traditional Bavarian city in Germany on June 03 - 05, 2019. The meeting was open to participants from academia and industries. Current research was presented as oral or poster presentations.
For the abstract book including the programme and pictures click here.
The next ICFM International conference will be held in Utrecht, 23-24 July 2022.
The 2019 International workshop on Foodmycology was sponsored by BCN labs and IUMS