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

6th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages 2023 - Early Bird deadline extended!

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.

EARLY BIRD registration fees are valid until 27 July 2023! Register now -  For all details please visit the conferencce website here.

Guidelines for Submitting Organizational Updates | ICC Newsletter

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Science- and Technology Focused: We encourage you to share information about new technologies and specific challenges. Please ensure that your updates are related to the broad field of cereals, pulses and legumes and their impacts starting from the field to the consumers.  We aim to provide valuable information to our members.


Conferences and Events: Feel free to share details about upcoming conferences or events that are relevant to the field of cereals, pulses, and legumes. We encourage you to provide insightful information and emphasize the scientific and technological value or educational opportunities these events offer.


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To submit your update for consideration, kindly send a brief description of your news, as well as a high-resolution picture, to our newsletter team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We appreciate your contributions and look forward to sharing your valuable insights with the ICC family.

We are happy to present three new Draft ICC Standards:


190 Measurement of Available Carbohydrates in Cereals and Cereal Products, Dairy Products, Vegetables, Fruit and Related Food Products and Animal Feeds (DRAFT 2023)

  • This method measures total available carbohydrates in food products, including cereals and cereal products, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, processed foods, food ingredients and animal foods. The method has been validated in a multi-laboratory study. 


191 Measurement of Insoluble, Soluble and Total Dietary Fiber in Foods Using a Rapid Integrated Procedure of Enzymatic-Gravimetric-Liquid Chromatography (DRAFT 2023)

  • This method is a modification of ICC method 185 (AOAC Official Method of Analysis (OMA) 2017.16) that allows measurement of insoluble, soluble and total dietary fiber in plant material, foods and food ingredients. 


192 Determining the Wet Gluten, Gluten Index and Dry Gluten of the Whole Wheat Meal and Wheat Flour Using Bastak Equipment (DRAFT 2023)

  • The method is applicable to wheat flour (from Triticum aestivum L., or club wheat, Triticum compactum Host.) and whole wheat meal, which have been produced by means of BASTAK[1] 4000 or 4500 model roller mills for the flour, and BASTAK 1900 model hammer mill for the meal. This description specifies a method for the mechanical preparation of Wet Gluten and the determination of the Gluten Index as a measure of gluten quality and finally the determination of Dry Gluten as a measure of gluten quantity without bound water.


These Standards are available in the online store and can be immediately downloaded after purchase!


ICC Members get discounts on Standards purchases—contact us!