A specialized dictionary, the IFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology, will be published this May by Blackwell Publishing. The dictionary has over 7,800 entries, and will be especially useful to professionals such as food scientists and technologists, nutritionists, research establishments and food and pharmaceutical companies. Areas to be featured include: sensory analysis, consumer research, food composition, food-related nutrition, catering and food safety; food commodities; genetics, biotechnology and bioremediation; and chemistry, biochemistry, physics, microbiology, public health, economics, engineering and packaging. The International Food Information Service (IFIS) will keep the dictionary updated and is open to suggestions for additional entries. IFIS, Danielle Woolley, +44 (0) 118 984 0426, D.Woolley@ifis.orgnet.org