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.
IUMS outreach programma 2020
IUMS is organizing the sixth IUMS outreach programme in Yogyakarta (indonesia) on 20-21 February 2020 in collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural Technology Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta Indonesia, the Indonesian Society of Microbiology, the International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM) and the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFHM). For more details,registration and tentative programme click here.
BCN labs and IUMS sponsored the 2019 International workshop on Foodmycology and the IUMS outreach programme in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 20-21 Februari 2020