Collaboration through membership

For effective results - together!

The Global Food Regulatory Science Society or GFoRSS is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada and hosted by the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (PARERA), a joint endeavor of the Department of Food Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of the Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

We aim to promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge and competencies related to food regulatory sciences, that is, the sciences underpinning food regulatory decisions as a multi-disciplinary field of food science, including, but not limited to, the application of food risk analysis and associated disciplines, the development of food laws and the assessment of economic impacts of food regulatory measures.

Our mission is to promote the development of competencies, of know-how and knowledge including scientific and policy analysis, underpinning food regulatory decisions and in support of the development and implementation of food control systems.

Membership consists of:

  • Current and former scientists and regulators from food regulatory agencies at any level of government: municipal, state / provincial, national and international, including international organizations.
  • Current and former scientists of academic institutions, research institutes and service providers (certification or software and programming corporations) from around the world.
  • Communities of members may be created (such as community of scientists from food regulatory agencies, or from academic centers etc.) to foster interaction and collaboration amongst one community but to also support exchange and interaction between communities in a structured and organized manner. Such communities may also be created on the basis of geography.

 Two membership classes are being offered::

  1. Class A or Affiliated Membership.
  2. Class B or Non-Affiliated Membership.

Class A or Affiliated Membership

Class A or Affiliated members are invited to join GFoRSS by its Founding members, according to a process determined by the Board of Directors. Admission approval of Class A or Affiliated members is accomplished by special resolution of GFoRSS’ Board of Directors. Affiliated or Class A voting membership is available to those who have applied and been accepted for Class A voting membership in GFoRSS. Each Class A or Affiliated voting member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings.

Class B or Non-Affiliated Membership

Other members of the Food Regulatory Science community may seek Class B or Non-Affiliated membership. GFoRSS promotes participation and representation through an inclusive process of admitting freely all eligible scientists, organizations and networks working in any discipline related to food regulatory science through an ordinary resolution of the Board of Directors. A Class B or Non-Affiliated member may attend meetings, if invited to join as decided by a resolution of the Board. Class B or Non-Affiliated members are not entitled to vote.

GFoRSS – Membership Application

GFoRSS Membership (14.Apr.2022)
Non-Industry-Based Declaration
Class of Membership Sought *
Initiation of Membership Request *