IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB)

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) released its latest Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB), which addresses Meeting the Needs of the Ageing Population – Implications for Food Science and Technology. This SIB presents authoritative science on emerging and headline food science issues. It is produced by IUFoST experts for legislators, consumers, food science departments and the more than 300,000 members of IUFoST Adhering Bodies worldwide.

To meet the needs of this diverse and rapidly growing population, food developers may take note of the following suggestions when developing food for the elderly population:

  1. Realistic portion size
  2. Visualization of sizing
  3. Nutrient dense foods
  4. Micronutrient enhancement
  5. Flavour enhancement
  6. Texture modification
  7. Compensatory strategies (reduce motor skills)
  8. Packaging solutions