Scientific portfolio 2019

NEW APPROACHES FOR FOOD SAFETY

  • Guidance document towards food authenticity
  • Establishing best practices and alternatives to animal testing in the food & drink sector
  • Occurrence of food additives and consumer exposure models
  • Exploring ToxCast data and Adverse Outcomes Pathways methods in risk assessment
  • Uncertainty in Hazard Assessment: A Comparison of TTC versus Chemical-Specific Approaches
  • Erasmus + Programme SUIT4FOOD

Contributions from the Task Forces: Authenticity of FoodAlternatives to Animal TestingDietary Intake and ExposureNew Approaches to Chemical Risk AssessmentProcess Related Compounds and Threshold of Toxicological Concern

FOOD ALLERGY

  • Verifying VITAL 2.0 reference doses: suitability of analytical methods
  • A framework to help define an appropriate level of protection for consumers with food allergies
  • Assessment of the allergenicity of novel ingredients containing protein & protein Sources
  • Allergen Quantitative Risk Assessment: Methods needed to deploy allergen risk management across the food supply chain.

Contributions from the Food Allergy Task Force

SMART PACKAGING

  • Establishing suitability of bioassays for packaging safety testing
  • Best practices for identifying and quantifying unknown migrants from food contact materials
  • Exposure assessment, hazard characterisation, risk assessment and analysis of mineral oils

Contributions from the Task Forces: Packaging Materials and Process Related Compounds

FOOD RELATED CONTAMINANTS

  • Process Validation Study Protocols for Control Measures of Foodborne Pathogens in Foods
  • Environmental Monitoring in Dry production environments: are we looking for the right thing(s)/microorganism?

Contributions from the Task Forces: Microbiological Food Safety

NUTRITION, DEVELOPMENT & HEALTHY AGEING

  • Modulation of intakes of key nutrients for populations at risk of malnutrition – iodine, Fe, Zn, Ca, VitC
  • Characterisation of and Criteria for Glycaemic Exposure Markers in the Non-diabetic Population
  • Quantifying the Health Impact of Reduced Post-Prandial Glycaemia
  • Resistance and resilience to experimental gingivitis: a systematic review
  • EU Project SWEET
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acid intakes and implications to health
  • Evidence Base for Population Targeted Protein Intake for Muscle Health
  • Impact of nutrition on immune competence and its consequences later in life
  • “Mechanistic insights into the gut-brain axis”
  • Plant-based ingredients and cognitive performance
  • Guiding principles for studying food component interactions on brain functions
  • Influence of the diet on metabolic markers of health and establishing alternative markers

Contributions from the Task Forces: Nutrient Intake OptimisationDietary CarbohydrateHealth Benefit AssessmentEarly Nutritionand Longterm HealthNutrition, Immunity and InflammationNutrition and mental Performance and Obesity and Diabetes

NUTRITION SECURITY & SOCIETAL ASPECTS

  • Identification of key food physical and sensory characteristics improving satiety while considering acceptability
  • EU project FIT4FOOD2030
  • EU project FNS Cloud
  • EU project SUSFANS Final Conference

Contributions from the Task Forces: Eating Behaviour & Energy Balance

GUT MICROBIOME & HEALTH

  • Early bacterial colonisation
  • Guidelines for the Design and Conduct of Human Gut Microbiome Intervention Studies Relating to Food
  • Short chain fatty acids in human health
  • Fermentable carbohydrates and the human gut: beyond prebiotics

Contributions from the Task Forces: Early Nutrition and Long-term HealthHealth Benefit AssessmentPrebiotics and Probiotics

PORTFOLIO CONTRIBUTES TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS