Top Stories in 2016

2015-12-18 Symposium honours legacy of Dimitrios Trichopoulos, leader in field of epidemiology
December 10, 2015 — Scientists from around the globe joined Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty, alumni, and students at the 162nd Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine to pay tribute to the legacy of the late Dimitrios Trichopoulos, SM ’68, a leading cancer epidemiologist, who died last year ... read more

2015-12-11 Building a Sustainable Food future: The BCFN Youth Manifesto 
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition organised a roundtable to discuss findings from their Youth Manifesto with relevant stakeholders one of which is EuroFIR AISBL... read more

2015-12-2 New FAO publication on Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments 
The New FAO Publication on Designing nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments is available. It features food composition and biodiversity as part of the building blocks to design and implement nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Download the report here

2015-12-1 New video on FAO/INFOODS e-Learning Course on Food Composition Data 
The Nutrition Unit of FAO has published a new promotional video on food composition and on FAO/INFOODS e-Learning Course on Food Composition Data. Watch it here

2015-11-17 Join the launch of Quisper - a revolutionary digital health platform
On Tuesday 8th October, there will be a launch for Quisper - a digital information platform providing scientifically validated nutrition and health data and knowledge that enriches creation of marketable personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice services ... read more

2015-11-06 NEW EuroFIR publication on Recipe Calculation for Food Business Operators  
The EuroFIR FoodComp Working Group have  reviewed recipe calculation procedures used in European FCD, and prepared a set of guidelines for recipe calculation procedures with  weight yields be applied at the recipe level, and nutrient retention factors being applied at the ingredient level... read more

2015-10-27 Nubel 25th Anniversary Symposium
On Tuesday 27th October, our Belgian compiler Nubel organised a symposium to celebrate their 25th anniversary... read more

2015-10-23 12th European Nutrition Conference, FENS 2015
Four years after the last conference in Madrid (ES), Berlin (DE) hosted this year’s Federation of European Nutrition Societies’ (FENS) European Nutrition Conference, bringing together researchers, the food industry and students from all over the world... read more

2015-10-14 Appraising Home Food Availability
A cross-sectional study has shown it is feasible to use screeners for individuals to appraise household food supplies ... read more

2015-09-25 INFOODS Activities Report in 2014 & 2015 published
Read the International Network of Food Data Systems' (INFOODS) activities report in 2014 and 2015 here.

2015-09-23 Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development rejects GM ban
On Thursday, 3rd September 2015, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) rejected the draft law to restrict or prohibit use of EU-approved GM food/ feed in Member State territories ... read more

2015-09-17 French food waste bill: Help or hindrance?
On 22nd May 2015, the French National Assembly passed an energy bill into law that included Article 103 stipulating new regulations around food waste disposal in supermarkets ... read more

2015-08-26 Thematic JRC Report on Science for Food
The Report of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides a broad overview of JRC's work and highlights the scientific tools, methods, analyses and activities that work towards authentic, safe and nutritious products and helping to attain food security while respecting the environment ... read more

2015-08-01 A study on the impact of front-of-pack labelling
A study recently published in Public Health Nutrition, conducted by the University of Otago (New Zealand), assessed the impact of two front-of-pack (FOP) systems on consumers decisions to buy, namely traffic light labels and percentage daily intake. University of Otago students (250) participated to the study ... read more

2015-06-16 Amendments to the EU Nutrition and Health Claims regulations rejected
The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament has rejected (16 June 2015) amendments proposed by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, which would have meant nutrient profiles were not required as specific by the 2009 legislation for EU Nutrition and Health Claims ... read more

2015-06-15 French Food Agency (ANSES): New Report on food labelling
Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES), the French Food Agency, has released a report on the feasibility of a colour-coded labelling system promoted by Professor Hercberg, and developed by Rayner et al. (2005), but the outcomes are conflicting ... read more

2015-05-15 EuroDISH: Final project leaflet published
EuroDISH aimed to assess European food and health research and make advanced and feasible recommendations to the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), other stakeholders, and the HORIZON2020 programme ... read more

2015-04-01 New EC proposal on GMOs use for food and feed
The European Commission has adopted a new proposal on the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal (feed) or human (food) consumption that grants more freedom for Member States to allow or not the use of a particular GMO in their food chain ... read more

2015-03-31 8th Forum for the Future of Agriculture
EuroFIR participated to the 8th Forum for the Future of Agriculture (Brussels, BE) ... read more

2015-03-20 Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
The US NIH Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the United States ... read more