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 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.
The 2016 ICFM workshop on Current and Future Trends in Food Mycology – Methods, Taxonomy, and Emerging Problems was held in Freising, Germany. The meeting took place in the picturesque setting of the Freising Cathedral and the cozy surroundings of a traditional Bavarian city. It was open to participants from academia and industries and current research will be presented as oral or poster presentation.
The 2016 International workshop on Foodmycology will be sponsored by BCN labs and IUMS