Looking for information on food technology or food chemistry? Use FSTA

Published on
October 28, 2020

The FSTA database covers research and information on every aspect of the food chain including major food commodities, biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives and packaging. FSTA is available for WUR staff and students.

Food Science and Technology (FSTA)

FSTA is a literature database with references on scientific and technological research and information. FSTA covers many of the sciences related to food and health, enabling you to carry out in-depth and targeted interdisciplinary research.


FSTA offers more than 1,000,000 abstracts of research articles. Links to the full text, when available through WUR subscriptions, are included. Besides journal articles, FSTA includes trade publications, books, reviews, conference proceedings, reports, European patents and world patents, and International Standards (ISO). FSTA is updated weekly.

The focus in FSTA is on English literature, but for example, the Dutch journals Voeding Nu and Voedingsmiddelentechnologie are indexed as well.

The complete list of covered sources can be found on the right.

Users choice

The last few years we received messages from users that databases, like Scopus and CAB Abstracts, don't cover food technology subjects well enough. That's why we decided to subscribe to FSTA.

Do you need help?

Find out how you can search better in FSTA with this tutorial or send your questions to the Servicedesk.