ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to improve public health and well-being by engaging academic, government and industry scientists in a neutral forum to advance scientific understanding in the areas related to nutrition, food safety, risk assessment, and the environment. ILSI receives its funding from its industry members, governments, and foundations.
ILSI was incorporated in 1978 to improve anticipation and response to scientific uncertainty. It was envisioned as an international body; one that would foster collaboration among industries and regulatory agencies to help ensure the safety and well-being of the public. Prominent researchers from industry and academia were to jointly lead the organization, guiding its work to generate data, harmonize the use of science, and encourage scientific dialogue.
Over 30 years later, ILSI is still delivering on this promise.
ILSI North Africa and Gulf Region
Established in early 1998, the branch meets a regional need to bring together scientists from countries in the area—Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen—to foster scientific exchange and agreement on issues of mutual interest. Topics being addressed include HACCP, antioxidants and health, food safety and harmonization, fats and oils, and the quality and safety of drinking water.
Akzo Nobel Company
Atlantic Industry (Coca-Cola Egypt)
Chamber of Food Industries
Holding Company for Food Industries
Kraft Foods Company