ICC proudly announces its 2020 Awards!

Due to the ongoing situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the ICC Awards 2020 originally foreseen in April this year, had to be postponed and will officially be announced at the ICBC2020 Online Conference in March 2021 as follows:


Friedrich Schweitzer Medal, for distinguished service in the furtherance of the aims and ideals of ICC.

Awardees 2020 are:

- Amine Jbeily, Industrial Research Institute, LB

- Hamit Köksel, Istinye University, TR


Fellowship of the ICC Academy, for significant contributions to cereal science and the aims and objectives of the ICC.

Awardees 2020 are:

- Regine Schönlecher, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, AT

- Fengcheng Wang, Henan University of Technology, CN


We sincerely congratulate all awardees!

ICC General Assembly 2020

The ICC General Assembly will take place on 9 December 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 am CET (by tele-conference). All ICC members are kindly invited to attend this meeting!

Some of the agenda items are e.g. the appointment of the ICC President Elect 2021, the election of new Executive Committee Members, and the adoption of new ICC Draft Standards, etc.

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We look forward to your attendance!

Draft Whole-Grain Food Definition available - join the WGI introduction webinar

After the Global Definition of Whole Grain as Food Ingredient, the WGI International Working Group on Whole Grain Definitions elaborated in the past month a proposal for a Global Whole-Grain Food Definition. Before official approval as final WGI Output, Jan Willem van der Kamp, as Chair of the Working Group, and some further Working Group representatives will introduce this Global Whole Grain Food Definition in a short webinar on 2. December 2020, 4:00-5:00 PM CET.
We invite all our members to join this webinar to get a better understanding of the working group's discussions and the achieved consesus. You can register

Note: All those registered will receive a link to the recording in case they haven't been able to participate live online. Questions can be submitted not only prior to the event (in the frame of the registration procedure) but also live.


Celebrate with us the International Whole Grain Day and raise your voice!

As part of our 2nd Annual International Whole Grain Day celebration on November 19th the WGI International Working Group on Whole Grain Communication & PPP developed a Whole Grain Pledge which gives everyone the opportunity to do their part in supporting whole grains! Anyone from concumers to dietitians to nonprofits are encouraged to sign our Pledge. Share with your networks, promote to your social media and show your support by submitting your own call-to-action!

ICBC2020 as online event in 2021

Based on general recommendations for public health and in favour of wellbeing of all our participants, the Organisers of ICBC2020 have decided to convert the ICBC2020 to an ONLINE event and will be held from 29 - 31 March 2021.

Already confirmed registrations, as well as abstracts and packages will of course be applicable to the new format, while we are working on further details.

We regret having to take this measure, but count on your understanding and look forward to welcoming you online in 2021 and hopefully soon again in person at another occassion when COVID will not longer influence us as currently!