|National Collection of Yeast Cultures|
The National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) collects yeasts associated with food materials or with particular relevance to food production, food spoilage, brewing and fundamental scientific research. It is an International Depositary Authority (IDA) on the Budapest Treaty (1977). NCYC is based at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich and is a division of IFR Enterprises Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFR. IFR's mission is to carry out independent basic and strategic research onfood safety, quality, nutrition and health.