International Food Information Council

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International Food Information Council
MottoOur vision is a global environment where credible science drives food policy and consumer choice.
52-1439244 [1]
Revenue (2013[1])
Expenses (2013[1])$4,964,113[1]

Founded in 1985, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) is a nonprofit organization supported by the food, beverage, and agricultural industries.[2][3] IFIC does not represent any product or company, nor does it lobby for legislative or regulatory action.


In a report titled, The Best Public Relations Money Can Buy: A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups,[4] the Center for Food Safety called IFIC and similar organizations "front groups," which are formed by large corporations, such as Monsanto Agrochemical Company, to enable the delivery of information that appears scientifically sound and unbiased, but instead aims to mislead the public into trusting their companies and products. According to the report, IFIC and other front groups run media campaigns which include TV appearances, news articles, advertisements, and published research to present their desired information.

IFIC Supporters (8/16)[edit]

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
  • Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
  • Bayer CropScience LP
  • Barilla
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Chobani
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Compass Group
  • The Dannon Company, Inc.
  • Dow AgroSciences, LLC
  • DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Ferrero USA
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • The Hershey Company
  • Kellogg
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • McCormick & Company, Inc.
  • McKee Foods
  • Mondelēz International, Inc.
  • Nestlé
  • PepsiCo
  • Red Bull North America
  • StarKist
  • Subway
  • Unilever
  • Yum! Brands
  • Zoetis



  1. ^ a b c d e "Nonprofit Explorer". ProPublica. ProPublica. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ FAQ Archived 2012-09-04 at
  3. ^ Nonprofit Report for International Food Information Council, GuideStar
  4. ^ The Best Public Relations Money Can Buy: A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups
  5. ^ "IFIC Foundation". IFIC Foundation. Retrieved 30 April 2019.