Emerging risks in the food chain are increasingly impacting our daily lives. How can food industry and authorities leverage technologies like AI and Big data in the future to improve both the safety, healthiness and sustainability of our food? The new EU-funded project HOLiFOOD answers this question by using AI and Big Data to develop early warning systems that will protect consumers from food safety risks. It will transform, the risk analysis framework from reactive to proactive, to support the transition to a sustainable and secure food system.
To raise awareness of this crucial topic, this year's World Microbiome Day, which takes place once again on June 27th, will focus on celebrating the microbiome's remarkable role in our lives. World Microbiome Day will develop a set of resources that will be available on their website for people to use and carry out a range of activities, including a special online webinar focusing on the importance of diet and the microbiome in terms of health benefits, food production and looking at sustainable food choices and agri-industry systems.
Sweeteners are used in foods to replace sugar and add a sweet taste without (or with very few) calories, are therefore often used by people trying to lose or maintain their weight. However, recent news stories warned against the use of sweeteners, for weight loss. Here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.
EUFIC is proud to win the EU4Health (EU4H) Programme operating grant for 2023 as part of the EU's largest programme to boost public health in Europe.
Researchers from the ProFuture project present the latest findings on extremophile species Galdieria sulphuraria.
On the occasion of Consumer Rights Day, the DRG4FOOD project celebrates the digital rights that consumers have, their potential to improve the trustworthiness of the food chain and how they affect the food industry. The project, which began in December 2022, aims to create a data-driven food system that inspires trust throughout the food chain.
Recent news stories reported that the low-calorie sweetener erythritol has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Sweeteners, including erythritol, are used in foods to replace sugar and add a sweet taste without (or with very few) calories. So, does this new data suggest we should avoid products containing erythritol? Before doing so, here are a few things to keep in mind when reading the headlines.
Dr Laura Fernandez, Director General of EUFIC, presented the TrustTracker® at the 20th Spanish Food Safety & Quality conference, organised by AECOC, the association of manufacturers and distributors.