6th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages 2023 - Submit your Poster Abstract by 22.9.!

The 6th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages 2023, which will take place in Rome from 18 to 20 October 2023, is hosted by the Research Centre for Food and Nutrition of CREA  the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, and co-organised by ICC.

GF23 is entitled "Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages: Designing Food for Individual Needs and Choices” and aims to bring together scientists and representatives of academia and the industry from all over the world working in all fields of gluten-free grain products. The latest findings on coeliac disease research will be presented, as well as on foods and beverages developed for people who benefit from or consciously choose a gluten-free diet. 

This meeting will focus on current issues, trends and perspectives: Coeliac disease and gluten allergies, nutrition and health, detection of allergens, food safety, plant breeding and gluten-free raw materials, functional foods, food processing and engineering, food sustainability, sensomic, marketing, legislation, and citizen perception - covering the newest solutions for different products, including bakery products, dairy alternatives and beer.

Submit your Poster Abstract until 22 September 2023 and discover the programme! -  For all details please visit the conferencce website here.

The countdown to the 17th International Cereal and Bread Congress (ICBC24) has officially begun, with the eagerly awaited opening of registration. ICBC24, organized by INRAE, France's National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment, in collaboration with ICC, the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, promises a dynamic exchange of ideas and innovations from April 22 to April 25, 2024


Hosted in the vibrant city of Nantes, France, the event is themed “Healthy Cereal Diets from Sustainable Food Systems”, which comes at a crucial juncture when the world seeks sustainable solutions to food production and consumption. This event is an opportunity to engage with a diverse range of topics that shape the future of cereals. From exploring agricultural policies, addressing the challenges of climate change through grain breeding, to promoting cereal nutrition for health-conscious consumers, this congress covers it all. Moreover, ICBC24 delves into the intriguing world of alternative grain crops, food safety, and the definition and utilization of wholegrains in foods.


ICBC24 is not just a meeting of experts; it's a global conversation. With the congress embracing both conventional and non-conventional cereal processing technologies, it's a platform for learning, innovation, and management in the cereal industry. This event bridges the gap between research and industry, fostering collaboration and innovation.


Interested individuals can secure their spot at ICBC24 by registering on the official congress website. Early registration is encouraged to benefit from discounted rates. For students and emerging professionals, there are special opportunities to engage and learn from industry leaders.


Register now at https://bit.ly/ICBC24-R

3rd Asia-Pacific Grain Conference - Register today!

We are happy to announce the 3rd ICC Asia-Pacific Grain Conference which will be held in Zhengzhou, Henan, China from 8 - 10 November 2023, co-hosted by ICC, the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association (CCOA), and Henan University of Technology (HAUT).

Focusing on the theme of "Grain Science and Technology Empowering a Better Life: From the Asia-Pacific to the World", the conference will actively build a high-level and cross-field international exchange platform in the grain field, promote grain science and technology innovation and high-quality development of the industry, practice the concept of big food, and better meet the public's demand for a better life. The main contents of the conference are to exchange and discuss the cutting-edge concepts and research results in the fields of green storage, cereal science and technology, oil & fat science and technology, quality and safety, efficient utilization of grain resources, and prepared staple foods, to predict the future development trend and direction of grain science and technology, and to shape the new pattern of grain science and technology in the Asia-Pacific region.

We are looking forward to receive your abstract submissions for this conference!

Registration is now open, deadline: 15 October 2023

Please find more information on the APGC website!


ICC's Partnership at the 10th World Sustainability Forum

In an exciting collaboration, the International Cooperation for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) is proud to announce our partnership with the 10th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2023). The forum, a pioneering event in the realm of sustainability research, will transcend borders as a 24-hour hybrid gathering spanning the globe. Organized by MDPI, a leading scholarly open-access publisher, the WSF2023 is poised to delve into cutting-edge interdisciplinary studies that drive sustainability forward.


An innovative hybrid model will grant participants a spectrum of engagement options, with attendance available in person at any of the three conference sites, or via the sustainable alternative of virtual participation.


Unlock the Benefits: Exclusive Discount for ICC Members

For members of ICC, this partnership brings an added advantage. A 20% reduction on all registration fees awaits ICC Members, providing an opportunity to engage in this groundbreaking sustainability discourse at an exclusive rate. Connect with ICC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your discount code and embark on this transformative journey towards a more sustainable future.


More details and registration information can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/ICC-WSF23

New ICC Handbook Unveils Insights into 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology

We, International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), have released our much-anticipated 1st edition ICC Handbook of 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology, offering a comprehensive exploration of the significance of cereals in today's world. This landmark publication provides valuable insights into the foundational structure of cereal grains, including potential contamination factors that can impact cereal and grain yield. 


Encompassing the eight major cereal crops—wheat, maize, rice, barley, sorghum, millets, oats, rye, and pseudocereals—the handbook stands as a singular reference offering standardized coverage for detailed comparison. The esteemed work is the collective effort of a global team of expert editors and contributors who bring their vast knowledge to practical insights on the utilization of cereals, grains, and safety assessments. 


Endorsed by the ICC, this volume reinforces the association's commitment to fostering international cooperation through the dissemination of knowledge, conducting research, and developing standard methods in the realm of cereal science and technology. 


Key Features of the ICC Handbook: 

  • Standardized insights into cereals, their grains, profiles, and uses. 
  • Comprehensive coverage of the eight most utilized cereals, including pseudocereals. 
  • Promotion of a deeper understanding of real-world options for cereal use. 


The handbook's target audience includes food science and crop science students at the undergraduate and master's levels, as well as experienced scientists from other disciplines seeking translational insights into the cereal world. 


In the preface, Dr. Gerhard Schleining, ICC President 2022-2023, expressed gratitude to the editors and authors for their invaluable contributions. He emphasized that the book is a testament to ICC's role as a global platform, bringing together leading experts from around the world to set a standard for disseminating current scientific knowledge in the cereal sector. 


ICC, founded in 1955, is renowned for our dedication to knowledge transfer and dissemination in the cereal sector. Through conferences, workshops, webinars, and publications, ICC ensures the delivery of high-quality, scientifically based information to teachers, trainers, students, food professionals, and individuals worldwide. 


With its wide-ranging coverage of cereals, processes, and products, from minor cereal crops to major staples, such as maize, wheat, and rice, the ICC Handbook of 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology promises to be an enjoyable and instructive read for all interested in the world of cereals. 


For more information and to secure your copy, visit: https://bit.ly/ICC-HBook 


You can also find it on Amazon, here: https://amzn.to/452z2x6