The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology (KoSFoST) founded in 1968 is the first science society for the professionals in the field of food science and technology. For the past 50 years, KoSFoST has contributed substantially to the academic promotion and development of food industry by providing scientific and technical information to the community as well as the general public.

The society is one of the most active and the largest science societies among more than 300 societies listed in National Research Foundation in Korea for the last fifty years.

In order to fulfill the mission, KoSFoST publishes 「Food Science and Biotechnology」 (FSB), an English journal indexed in SCIE, which was awarded 'Elsevier National Journal Award' and 'Knowledge Creation Award' by KISTI under Ministry of Education in 2009. Along with FSB, the publication of bimonthly 「Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology」 and quarterly 「Food Science and Industry」 have been done.

KoSFoST provides international symposium and annual meeting for the exchange of ideas and research findings in the community. The '2020 KoSFoST International Symposium and Annual Meeting' will be held at Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju on July 1-3, 2020 with main theme of 「Get up, Start up for the Future of Food」.

KoSFoST welcomes overseas food professionals and societies to cooperate and foster better relations for academia and food industry internationally. Thank you.

Hyung-Hee Baek
President, Korean Society of Food Science and Technology