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.
Today, the EU-funded project FoodSafety4EU and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) launched a social media campaign about food additives, based on an analysis of consumers’ questions and concerns. Although food additives must prove a purpose and undergo strict safety evaluations, they are a source of concern for consumers. Therefore, the campaign features experts in the field who will answer consumers’ most common questions throughout the month of October. The aim: raising general awareness of food additives, why they are used, their safety and labelling in the EU, and empowering consumers to take science-based decisions.
Roughly 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted. To drive attention to this urgent issue, the World Sustainable Urban Food Centre of València (CEMAS) organised jointly with the Sabri-Ülker Foundation from Turkey and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), an international press conference on the 27th of September. They were joined by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to showcase good practices from actions done across Europe and give advice on how to join forces on the way towards reducing food loss and waste. The press-event was opened by a word from Mr Raschad Al-Khafaji, Director of the FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium.
To coordinate EU policy priorities on food, the EU-funded project FOODPathS kicked off with seventeen key network organisations last Friday. The project will set up a prototype of the European “Partnership for Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) for people, planet and climate” - a new European governance model to co-fund future research and innovation (R&I) activities at local, national and EU level.
Food, nutrition and health experts don’t always agree on terms and concepts surrounding processed foods, according to a new research from the University of Surrey. Published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the research, suggests that food scientific experts and stakeholders need to quickly reach a consensus when it comes to processed foods to benefit consumers and improve health outcomes.
The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) welcomes being awarded the EU4Health (EU4H) Programme operating grant for 2022, as part of the EU’s largest programme to boost public health in Europe. Launched as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EU4H is managed by the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), and it is aimed at improving and fostering health in the European Union.
Caterers and restaurants saw a significant boost to public trust in the past year because of the pandemic, according to a new survey of trust in the food industry-funded by EIT Food.
The EU-funded project SMARTCHAIN hosts today its closing event, showcasing its main findings and recommendations to support collaborative Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) in Europe.
The EU-funded project Strength2Food launched today the first Strategic Guide on Sustainable Food Quality Schemes(FQS), as a result of a 5-year research at European level.