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RSS ICC - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:42

A new year brings new activities. To better keep in touch with our members and stakeholders, ICC is now also present on facebook. We will continuously use this as a platform to inform about ICC activities but also to present news from our members and news on cereals. We invite our members to share with us related news to reach a broader community.

Let’s grow the cereals community - follow us at @ICCcereals!

New Year message from the incoming ICC President

RSS ICC - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:37

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am honoured to start serving as the new President of ICC for 2017 and 2018.

Over the last decade, ICC has continued healthy growth and overcame challenges under the exceptional leadership of ICC’s Past Presidents and Secretary Generals. I take this opportunity to thank the fantastic ICC team. Needles to say, your contributions are individually and collectively appreciated. I would also like to congratulate Dr. Stefan Wagener as the incoming ICC President Elect. ICC is looking forward to new accomplishments with this new team in 2017 and beyond.

As the New Year has just begun, let’s take a step back and look at the world around us. Our world is facing challenges far beyond our own interests and borders. I believe that as the members of ICC we are uniquely positioned to contribute to addressing some of these challenges. If we work together, we can make a big difference and help build a better world for all.

I look forward to working with you all and best wishes for 2017!


ICC President 2017 and 2018

Letter from the outgoing ICC President 2016 - Fengcheng Wang

RSS ICC - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:59

Dear Colleagues, Dear Members, Dear Friends:

With finishing my presidency by now, I would like to thank you all for your help, support, and collaboration during this period with special thanks to all staff at ICC Headquarters who have worked hard to reach out to our members and realizing the Association's aims. Our objectives to develop an association that is represented globally as well as to bring more services to its members have been pursued during the past two years. Several new members have joined our association. We are pleased to welcome the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre as the new ICC country member organization for Australia, three new corporate members: International Industrial Academy, Russian Union of Flour Mills and Cereal Plants, and JSC "Ortus Malgrain" from Russia, one new corporate member Kastenmüller GmbH from Germany, and another new corporate member RBML Food Microbiology Labs from Lebanon. ICC also newly offers individual membership which is open for any natural person wishing to promote and contribute to the aims and activities of the Association.

The past two years were also an opportunity to make the international activities of our organization more visible by seeking to respond ever more to the needs of our members as well as to act as a partner involved in international and EU funded research projects (e.g. iFAAM, MycoSpec, Capsuled, MyNewGut, and MyToolBox). ICC has also contributed to the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge by organizing international conferences in different regions of the world.....

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1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grain Conference - new ICC conference series in the Asia-Pacific region!

RSS ICC - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:08


The 1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grains Conference (APGC) which is co-organised by ICC - The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and CCOA - The Chinese Cereals and Oils Association,  will take place in Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city in southeast China, May 21-24, 2017.

On the theme "Science and Innovations in Grains: From Asia-Pacific to the World", the 1st ICC APGC is designed to promote scientific and technological knowledge and innovations related to the processing, utilisation, green storage, quality and safety, health and nutrition, and consumer needs of grains, oil seeds, pulses, and foods to help shape their future in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference aims at attracting a diversified audience of researchers, product developers, industry representatives, legislators, and stakeholders from around the world, but especially the Asia-Pacific region.

The Scientific Committee, made up of well-known scientists and experts worldwide, will shape up a rich and interesting program and the APGC will therefore offer an excellent forum and networking opportunity for all disciplines and industrial sectors of grains and oils in the Asia-Pacific region. A rich exhibition of products, machinery and instruments will contribute to giving the participants a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of grains, oils, and foods.

Find more event details such as programme outline under conference website !

Join us at this event premiere - we look forward to welcoming you in Xiamen, China!

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PRESS RELEASE: ICC congratulates Dr Stefan Wagener to his election as ICC President Elect 2017-2018

RSS ICC - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:03

In the elections for ICC Officials from 3 to 23 November 2016, Dr. Stefan Wagener from The Canadian Grain Commission, Canada received the majority of votes. Dr. Wagener will become ICC President Elect 2017-2018 and succeed Prof. Hamit Köksel from Turkey as ICC President in 2019-2020. Dr. Stefan Wagener has been connected with ICC as ICC National Delegate and member of the Executive Committee. With Dr. Wagener as incoming President ICC will benefit from his international, diplomatic and scientific experience.

To learn more about Dr. Wagener's motivation to serve as ICC's President, please read his election statement:

Dear Colleagues,

It is an honor and privilege to be nominated as a candidate for the upcoming ICC President Elect position. With Prof. Hamit Köksel starting his presidency in 2017 and Prof. Fengcheng Wang finishing his presidency this year, the ICC has and will see strong leadership and dedication allowing us as an organization to move forward. The ICC has a solid and effective organizational structure. Thanks to the experience and the dedication of the staff at the office in Vienna and the leadership provided by Michaela Pichler we are also well positioned in assisting the ICC officials and our committees in leading the ICC in the years to come.

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Season’s Greetings from ICC!

RSS ICC - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:49


Season’s Greetings and our best wishes for the New Year on behalf of all staff at ICC Headquarters in Vienna and all ICC Officials across the globe!

We can look back at another successful year in ICC, thanks to the great collaboration of the global ICC network of members and stakeholders. Thank you for your trust and collaboration in the past year!

Some highlights in 2016 were:

  • the successful organisation of the renowned ICC event, the 15th ICC International Cereal and Bread Congress (ICBC) 2016 in Istanbul/Turkey as well as the co-organisation and endorsement of numerous other international conferences and meetings around the globe (e.g. ICC Special Session at the 30th EFFoST International Conference, Vienna/Austria; 9th International Symposium of Food Science, Shenyang/China; 4th ISEKI_Food Conference, Vienna/Austria)
  • the establishment of the new ICC Individual Membership opening the network to individual cereal scientists and technologists worldwide
  • the expansion of the ICC network through new collaboration with other international organisations and associations.
  • the promotion through social communication channels - ICC is also available at LinkedIn and also soon on Facebook
  • the involvement in several EU funded international research projects.

We are looking forward to providing ever improving services to the cereals and food science and technology communities and we hope for your continuous trust also in 2017 and beyond!

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Join the ICC family - become a member!

RSS ICC - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 12:28

• Do you join ICC meetings and events and would like to get discounts on registration?
• Would you like to consult with experts in cereal science and technology?
• Would you like to get more involved in ICC activities e.g. in the ICC Working Groups?
• Do you want to showcase your professional skills to the international cereals community?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then an ICC Membership is the right thing for you! In addition to the ICC Country, Corporate and Institutional Membership, ICC now also offers a new ICC Individual Membership. See all the benefits and the link to online subscription under

Sign up today and join the ICC family!

Global Miller’s Symposium “Exchange of knowledge between international wheat millers” - register now!

RSS ICC - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:49


The World of Milling will be meeting in Hamburg, Germany, from 20 -21 April 2017. We most warmly invite you to the first Global Miller‘s Symposium “Exchange of knowledge between international wheat millers” 20 – 21 April 2017 in Hamburg, Germany!

This symposium is designed for professionals of the milling industry, scientists, members of ICC and cereal executives. Representatives from all continents will share their knowledge on trends in the global wheat market, flour treatment and fortification as well as new baking applications.

Selected Symposium topics will be:

  • Market: Risk reduction by hedging
  • Grain research & quality: The potential of growing wheat in sub-Saharan countries and other regions
  • Quality determination tools: At-line determination of flour fortificants
  • Health & fortification: Does wheat make you sick?
  • Culture, cultivation, climate & collection: Cultivated wheat – wheat culture
  • Flour quality, processing & improvement: Lipase-treated wheat lipids and their effects in bread-making
  • Coping with the ban of azodicarbonamide
  • Improvement of pasta flour

Registration is now open! Early birds - registration by 23 December - and ICC members may benefit from discounted registration rates!

Find more programme and event details and the online registration at

We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!

Whole Grain Summit 2017 – Vienna, 13-15 November 2017 – Save the date!

RSS ICC - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 14:32

Whole Grain Summit 2017 “Targeting the future of whole grain”

We would like to draw your attention to the 6th International Whole Grain Summit (WGS 2017) in Vienna, Austria from 13-15 November 2017, organised by Healthgrain Forum and the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology in cooperation with the University of Minnesota! It is the only international conference on whole grains, and will use this global reach to establish networks and define action plans that will stimulate increased consumption of whole grains and other healthy cereal ingredients.

WGS 2017 will be a summit that makes a difference! Not only will WGS 2017 bring together world-renowned experts to present the latest insights into whole grains, there will be carefully prepared cross-disciplinary discussions on how to use these insights to help increase consumption of whole grains, and networks established that will be followed up after WGS 2017 to ensure that the discussions have a meaningful and lasting impact. 

Come and be a part of WGS2017 and play an important role in setting the agenda for whole grains in the future! More details about the topics that will be addressed and sponsorship opportunities under

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods: new issue is NOW available online!

RSS ICC - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 12:19

The issue 4 of volume 8 contains 15 articles. You can check the full list of content here: Table of Contents.

The Editorial, written by Jan Willem van der Kamp, TNO and Joel Abecassis, INRA emphasizes the potential of novel approaches for improving safety, health benefits and sustainability of grain based foods. This issue of Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods includes a set of papers showing a range of novel approaches, that also may contribute to limit wastes and increase food security and sustainability.

ICC members benefit from free subscription to the ICC scientific journal QAS - Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods. Enjoy reading!


16 October is FAO World Food Day – ICC highlights the importance of key food security topics

RSS ICC - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 16:44


The global message for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” According to the FAO, one of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

ICC recognises the importance of food security being one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Together with the network partners of ““, ICC contributes in making some key topics a subject of discussion. In today’s event held in German language „Mahlzeit - Gibt's auch morgen noch genug zu essen?”, some issues will be addressed such as conditions for food security of the future - on a global and regional level; and food losses from the field to the plate.

Get more details in the press kit (German language)

ICC Session at the 30th EFFoST International Conference, 30 November 2016

RSS ICC - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:55

We are pleased to announce that ICC will co-organise a special session on "Food security and sustainability in the perspective of cereals and grains" during the 30th EFFoST International Conference, 28-30 November 2016 in Vienna, Austria. You are invited to submit your abstracts by using the online abstract submission system. The deadline for abstract submissions is 3 June 2016.

For more details about the conference read here.

Meet us at the ICC Luncheon 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, USA

RSS ICC - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 11:43

Everyone is cordially invited to the ICC Luncheon 2016. Recent activities and achievements, as well as upcoming events will be announced. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet new colleagues and get reacquainted with old friends from our global cereal family.

Details and the agenda are available at

Tickets need to be purchased through registration for the AACC International Meeting 2016 - see Special discounts apply for students.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Savannah!

20th work anniversary of Sabine Gratzer

RSS ICC - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:17

Our ICC Headquarters assistant Sabine Gratzer celebrated on the 2nd September 2016 her 20th work anniversary at ICC. We would like to thank Sabine for her long-standing loyalty and are looking forward to having her in our team many more years!


ICC INTERNAL POSITIONS: Search for ICC President Elect 2017-2018, ICC Auditors & an ICC Corporate Member Representative

RSS ICC - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:30

According to its Statutes, ICC is electing every other year a new President Elect who will become the new ICC President after a two years term in this function. It's one of the rights of ICC Country Members to propose a suitable candidate for this function.

In case any ICC Member knows a suitable candidate, please get in contact with your ICC (Deputy) National Delegate(s) who are entitled to submit any nomination until Monday, 3 October 2016.

Furthermore ICC is looking for two new Auditors, who will supervise the management of the association's finances. These functions will become vacant end of 2016 and shall be elected for a four-year term.

Also here please contact your ICC (Deputy) National Delegate(s) in case you are interested or know a suitable candidate.

At the same time ICC Corporate Members are also asked to nominate their Representative 2017-2022 on the Executive Commission and who are entitled to vote in the ICC General Assembly.

4th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GLUTEN-FREE CEREAL PRODUCTS AND BEVERAGES: 18-19 October 2016, Cork, Ireland - Only a few more days to register!

RSS ICC - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:46

The countdown to the 4th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products from 18th - 19th October 2016 in Cork/Ireland is running.

Excellent speakers will cover in only two days main scientific topics in the area as they are:

  • Gluten Intolerances and Epidemiology
  • Detection of Food Allergens
  • Gluten-free market and trends
  • Gluten-free Raw Materials and functional ingredients, like hydrocolloids, starched, proteins
  • Gluten-free Cereal Products (bread, biscuits, pasta, beer)

Plenary session's talks will be given by internationally recognised scientists:

  • Prof. Elke Arendt, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Prof. Peter Köhler, German Research Centre for Food Chemistry / Leibniz Institute, Germany
  • Prof. Fred Brouns, Maastrich University, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Sven-Erik Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prof. Jan Delcour, KU Leuven, Belgium

ONLINE REGISTRATION is only open until 20th September 2016 therefore register today by using the following link and take advantage of being part at this important conference!

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The MyNewGut consortium published the 2nd Project's summary report

RSS ICC - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:16

The MyNewGut Project (Microbiome influence on energy balance and brain development/function put into action to tackle diet-related diseases and behaviour), investigates how the human gut microbiota and its genome (microbiome) influence diet-related diseases, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, and behavioural disorders and vice versa. It also aims to identify specific dietary strategies to improve the long-term health of the population. ICC is task leader in WP11 and will be involved in the organisation of targeted public health workshops and will furthermore disseminate the project results (WP12). The MyNewGut consortium has worked on the scientific, technological, dissemination and managerial activities as scheduled for the 30 months reporting period for most of the tasks. Read more about the resulting achievements at

MyToolBox - ICC as Project's Dissemination Responsible launched the Project's website

RSS ICC - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:09

Wihtin a new EU Horizon 2020 initiative, a group of scientists, engineers and IT specialists have teamed up to provide knowledge transfer to farmers and other decision makers in the food and feed chains. 23 partners from 11 countries will work on the shared goal for an integrated (My)ToolBox to reduce mycotoxin contamination along the food and feed chain.

ICC, as responsible for the dissemination of information on the project and its results to a wide audience, successfully launched at the end of June the new project’s website as well as the project's social media channel on Twitter. All relevant data as well as results will be published on the website during the duration of the project.

Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods: new issue is NOW available online!

RSS ICC - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:13

The issue 3 of volume 8 contains 17 articles. You can check the full list of content here: Table of Contents.

ICC members benefit from free subscription to the ICC scientific journal QAS - Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods. Enjoy reading!

QAS is the international peer-reviewed journal publishing research and review papers associated with the quality and safety of crops. It provides a forum for all those working in the specialist field of food quality and safety to report on the progress and outcomes of their research. It targets plant-based primary raw materials, their harvesting, storage and conversion to human foods. There is a strong focus on the development and application of new analytical tools and their potential for quality assessment, assurance, control and safety. Because crop and food production is complex and new issues emerge on a regular basis, QAS has a scope which embraces many aspects related to food quality. In addition to analytical techniques, food manufacture must also embrace socio-economic impacts, regulation and legal requirements, food security and sustainability. The quality and safety of food is multi-disciplinary with many global issues and it is these that QAS seeks to address.


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