FOOD NUTRITION SECURITY CLOUD
LAUNCHED IN 2019
The long-term goal of FNS-Cloud is to overcome the fragmentation of European research infrastructure by federating FNS data essential for addressing diet, health and consumer behaviour, as well as sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy.
ILSI Europe is involved in the dissemination, communication and community engagement of the newly developed FNS-Cloud programme. We will also be engaging in educating, training and supporting future users to exploit FNS data effectively.
This four-year project, launched in November, comprises 35 partners in 14 countries.
SUSFANS — METRICS, MODELS AND FORESIGHT FOR EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE FNS
COMPLETED IN 2019
SUSFANS aimed to build a conceptual framework,SUSFANS aimed to build a conceptual framework,evidence base and analytical tools to underpin EU-widefood policies with respect to their impact on consumerdiets and their implications for nutrition and public healthin the EU environment, competitiveness of the EU agrifoodsectors and global food and nutrition security. Theproject involved 16 partners from 11 countries and lastedfour years.
ILSI Europe co-led the work package aimed at building andmaintaining a broad stakeholder community throughoutthe life of the project. As a result, the Stakeholder CoreGroup was created and four stakeholder consultationswere organised.
EUROPE MEETS ASIA
ILSI Europe and ILSI Southeast Asia Region joined forces to help Asian and international food producers to implement practical suggestions and guidelines aimed at mitigating mycotoxins during food processing
A joint workshop introduced ILSI Europe’s practical guidance to help Asian and international food producers with clear, easily implemented practical suggestions and guidelines on process adaptation aimed at mycotoxin mitigation. This guidance on the impact of food processing and detoxification treatments on mycotoxin contamination is the result of work by the Process-Related Compounds and Natural Toxins Task Force. It highlights physical, chemical and biological processes, and suggests which processes can lower or eliminate specific mycotoxins. It also summarises and analyses data on various food commodities such as cereals, cocoa or fruits.
The workshop stimulated a stakeholder group discussion to identify the remaining gaps and challenges in mycotoxin mitigation — in particular those faced by Southeast Asian food operators and other stakeholders (including researchers and official control agencies) involved in mycotoxin food contamination. Find out more about the programme on our website.
ILSI EUROPE AND ILSI JAPAN ORGANISE AN INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL TESTING
The workshop will take place on 22–23 October 2020 in Yokohama with the following objectives:
- Provide an overview of the current situation worldwide
- Describe the status of the use of alternatives to animal testing and suggest avenues for further research.
We expect the workshop to bring together more than 100 experts to discuss alternative approaches to the use of animal testing in the food and beverage sector.
Organised principally by ILSI Europe and ILSI Japan, the workshop will receive contributions from the ILSI branches in India and Republic of Korea, ILSI Focal Point in China, ILSI South-East Asia, ILSI Taiwan, and ILSI North America.