ICFM logonewThe 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.


BCN labs and IUMS sponsored the 2019 International workshop on Foodmycology and the IUMS outreach programme in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) 20-21 Februari 2020. If you are interested to sponsor the actvities of the commission, please contact DrThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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.

Food and Indoor Fungi workshop 2020

The NAS (National Institute of Agricultural Sciences) and  ICPA (International Commision of Penicillium and Aspergillus) are organizing a workshop Food and Indoor fungi after the IUMS 2020 congress on 16-18 October in Jeonju, Korea.

The number for participation is limited. Read further for the tentative programme and registration.

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