The Food Group is one of the Royal Society of Chemistry's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit Royal Society of Chemistry members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the Royal Society of Chemistry's strategy and charter.
The aims of the group are to promote the role of chemistry in food and enable transfer and sharing of information and networking between academia and the food industry. This includes analytical, biochemical , chemical , physical , nutritional and toxicological aspects of food and food ingredients and the composition and relationships between structure and functionality throughout the entire food chain in a way to enhance sustainability and food and nutrition security.
- To foster an awareness of the importance of chemistry in the food chain.
- To encourage interactions between scientists and technologists engaged in food R&D.
- To help transfer such scientific research from ideas to applications.
Up and Coming Events: addressing key challenges
Check out these highly topical and relevant events, which you can find details of on the RSC events page:
- Cultivation Healthy Food Systems, 21-23rd May 2019, Edinburgh
- SCI-RSC Plastics from Cradle to Grave and Resurrection 19th June 2019, London
RSC Food Group Junior Medal 2019
Our call for nominations is now open to all early career scientists from industry and academia. For more information and to download this year’s nomination form please find under our Awards section above.
RSC Food Group Junior Medal 2018 winner presentation on 13th February 2019 at Burlington House, London
RSC Food Group Chair, Dr Kathy Ridgway was pleased to present the Food Group Junior Medal to Dr Joanne Gould, at the recent meeting held at The Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
Joanne is an Assistant Professor at The University of Nottingham and is continuing her work in chemical sciences focused on renewable proteins.
The award was based on her contribution to food chemistry, particularly in relation to her research on sustainable and renewable ingredients and Joanne presented an overview of her research at the event to launch “Food-The Vital Ingredient”, which was very well received.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table in 1869
The RSC Food Group is highlighting the function of selected elements in food chemistry to celebrate this important milestone.
April's elements and their role in food are Hydrogen and Nitrogen:
March's elements and their role in food are Arsenic and Selenium:
We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests.
We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.
Join this Interest Group
If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:
- your name
- your membership number
- state the name of the group you wish to join
Food Group Annual Report 2017
Download the full report here
Food group vision and mission
Download this PowerPoint presentation to find out more about the Food group vision and mission
RSC Food Group History
This document covers 35 years from 1973 to 2008 and provides a historical record of the Chairmen, Hon. Secretaries and Hon. Treasurers of the Group, meetings organised, publications and winners of Food Group Medals.
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Food - The Vital Ingredient
Order your copy of "Food - The Vital Ingredient" here
Food Oral Processing Conference 2018 - Abstract Book
Download the book of abstracts
BFR York 2017
More information about the International Symposium on Flame Retardants Conference
Food Oral Processing
More information about the Food Oral Processing conference
MyRSC Food Group
This group is open to anyone with an interest in food science. You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of this group
European Technology Platform
Follow this link for the "Food for Life" Newsletter
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Contact and Further Information
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141
Dr Kathy Ridgway CChem MRSC