FSTA - The Food Science Resource

On the Thomson Reuters Web of Science research platform


  • International content
  • Bibliography management
  • Specialized indexing

Intended for

  • Academic Researcher
  • Librarian
  • University Student


This definitive food and beverage R&D database provides thorough coverage of pure and applied research in food science, food technology, and food-related human nutrition. FSTA — Food Science & Technology Abstracts® covers the complete food manufacturing cycle, from initial market research to final packaging.

Coverage includes food-related literature from journals, books, conference proceedings, reports, theses, patents, standards, and legislation. Published by IFIS (International Food Information Service).


  • International, value-added content: FSTA offers international content, including data from nearly 1,000 journals and patents from 104 countries. Value-added abstracts are written by specialist scientists.
  • Integrated bibliography management: Use EndNote® online, fully integrated and freely available to any Web of Science user, to easily access and organize your references online.


  • A full range of disciplines: FSTA offers insights into a wide range of food-related disciplines, such as biotechnology, food safety, food science, functional and novel foods, additives, nutrition, and packaging.
  • Specialized indexing: Use the FSTA Thesaurus for more accurate retrieval. This collection of nearly 10,000 keywords continually adds terms to keep pace with new technologies.
  • Full-text links: Directly access publishers' full-text articles.
  • Alerting and RSS feeds: Keep up to date with the information that matters to you by saving general, cited reference and chemical structure searches as email alerts. Or set up RSS feeds for saved searches.

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