FoodFactory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition

The ISEKI-Food Association, under the umbrella of the FoodFactory-4-Us competitions, is organizing this fourth “Sustainable Supply Chain” competition. You may read about previous FoodFactory-4-Us competitions here. These competitions are one of the case studies of the NextFOOD project which promotes innovative education for sustainable agriculture.

Proposals for the 2021 FoodFactory-4-Us International Student Competition are accepted on: Contributions to Supporting and Developing Short Food Supply Chains!

Do you have a great idea for short food supply chains? Form a team of 3-5 Master's students, get a mentor from a large or small food-related industry, briefly present your project proposal (1000 characters) and your team members the latest by 31 August 2021 on

This edition of the Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition will aim to answer the following question:

How can short food supply chains be supported and developed?


ICC Webinar: Development and healthy upgrading of grain industry in the post-epidemic era

In order to promote the development and healthy upgrading of the food industry in the post epidemic era, CCOA and ICC invited three experts to discuss about coarse cereals, rice and plant protein.
This meeting is open to experts, scholars and enterprise representatives of the grain industry, as well as people interested in the development and healthy upgrading of the grain industry. You will learn about the latest research achievements and development trends in the field of food.

Prof. Xinzhong Hu - "Processing technology innovation and Glycemic Index evaluation of Coarse Cereals" - Shaanxi Normal University | China
Prof. Jian Xie - "Healthy development of rice industry in China in the post epidemic Era" - China Grain Wuhan Scientific Research & Design Institute | China
Prof. Yuanrong Jiang - "Upgrading and innovation of plant protein industry" - Wilmar Global R&D Center | China
Ms Yanxia Yu - Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association

This webinar will be held in English and is free of charge for ICC Members. In case you did not receive your discount code, please contact the ICC Headquarters! Not an ICC Member yet? Please enter to your browser and check the options!
This webinar will be recorded and available on demand for ICC members in the members' area.

Read more and register - CLICK HERE

WGS2021 - Present your whole grain expertise!

The 7th Whole Grain Summit "From Science to Global Application" will be held as an online event and will allow interaction with whole grain experts from around the world from the comfort of your home or office.

The WGS2021 intends to seek ideas and ways to translate the available scientific and technological knowledge into global application, resulting into an increase in availability of affordable and acceptable whole grain products in a diversity of markets. 

Themes for this event include:

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Technology & Application
  • Consumers & Communication
  • Sustainability

Each session/theme has various topics of interest - view all the subtopics.

The call for abstracts is now open as well as the early bird registration.

Become a Sponsor of the online WGS2021 view all the options!

Present your scientific expertise - submit your abstract!

New ICC online shop launched

We are happy to announce that our new ICC online shop has now been launched! Find it at It is now more user friendly as it has the following main improved functions:

  • Search function for ICC Standards: When looking for a specific ICC Standard or content in an ICC Standard, just use the search function and get quick results
  • One log in: Your log-in details for the ICC Store are now the same as for the Members Area – one log-in can be used for both pages

ICC Standards, ICC Memberships and other publications can now easily be handled in our new store. Browse through at: 

EFFoST Seminar Series - Sustainable Food Systems: Connecting Expertise in Academia and Industry

This seminar series organised by EFFoST and the Working Group on Sustainable Food Systems and Young EFFoST aims to provide detailed insights into various facets of sustainability in the food sector. The seminars will include expert talks, practical indications from industry professionals, as well as short presentations from selected early stage researchers.

"Transition towards sustainable food systems: Needs and possibilities to act" will be the title of the seminar taking place Friday, 28.05.2021 - 13:00-15:00 (CET) - Cost: free of charge

For all details click HERE