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7th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2018 - registration and abstract submission will open soon!

RSS ICC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:16

DF18 covers all sources of dietary fibre and their diversity regarding impact on food structure, the human gut microbiome and health, including state-of-the art reviews by authoritative speakers and updates on new developments in major international projects. DF18 therefore offers a wide forum for all disciplines and industrial sectors involved in the research, exploitation and utilization of dietary fibre. A rich table top exhibition of products, and scientific tools contributes to giving the participants a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of dietary fibre.

The programme outline and sponsor packages are available at

DF18 continues the highly successful series of the 3-yearly DF Conferences starting from DF2000 (Dublin) till DF15 (Paris): integration of nutritional and consumer science with food technology, product development, analysis and legal aspects. DF18, organized by ICC, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and TNO, is the occasion where scientists, regulators and industry representatives from all over the world can meet in a unique location where participants can develop new ideas while drawing inspiration from the dynamic city of Rotterdam – less than 30 train-minutes from Amsterdam Airport

Save the dates - registration and abstract submission will open soon!

Walter Buschuk

RSS ICC - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 14:48

With sadness, the family announced the peaceful passing of Walter Bushuk on October 14, 2017. Dr. Walter Bushuk is survived by his loving wife, Jean, sons Darrell and Daniel and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Fort Garry United Church (Winnipeg, Canada) on October 27, 2017.

 Dr. Walter Bushuk was born in 1929 in Eastern Poland, now Belarus. In 1939, his family came to Canada looking for of a better life for their children. The family settled on a farm in Manitoba, where, he began his education in Canada. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biochemistry at the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at McGill University. Walter Bushuk went to France for one year for postdoctoral studies at the Macromolecular Centre in Strasbourg.

In his professional career Dr. Walter Bushuk worked at the Grain Research Laboratory, a commercial flour mill and the Canadian International Grains Institute. Then he started as Professor in the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba. He retired in 1993, but continued research as Professor Emeritus.

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ICC welcomes GlycoSpot as new ICC Corporate Member

RSS ICC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:22

ICC welcomes GlycoSpot as new ICC Corporate member!

GlycoSpot is a biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of assay kits for carbohydrate active enzymes based on the industry-standard 96 well format. Enzymes are essential components of many industrial processes and are increasingly regarded as attractive alternatives to traditional chemical-based processing since they are effective, environmentally benign, cost effective, and precise in their mode of action. There is a vast diversity of industrially relevant enzymes in nature (especially in microorganisms) and recent advances in nucleotide sequencing have enabled enzyme producers and academics to mine genomes for enzyme-encoding genes. However, there is currently a serious deficiency in technologies for empirically screening the activities of expressed enzymes and culture broths. This has created a bottleneck in enzyme discovery programmes. GlycoSpot assay kits tackle this bottleneck and release the potential of enzyme technology The company is based on knowhow developed at the University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the founders have over 30 years combined experience in the field and extensive collaboration with academic and industrial partners.

Hands-on training on baking technology, 20-22 November 2017, Vienna, Austria

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Within the FooD-STA project the project partner ISEKI-Food Association (IFA) and the International Association for Cereal science and Technology (ICC) are organizing a tailor-made IFA-certified workshop "Hands-on training on baking technology" for a limited number of persons, who are teaching cereal technology from 20 - 22 November 2017.

This is an initiative of the FooD-STA project to involve industry in teaching, especially to train the teachers.
The training will be conducted in English, half a day at the Department of Food Science and Technology of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and then two days at the training lab of the company STAMAG in Vienna/Austria.

Monday, 20 November 2017, 13:00-17:00: BOKU, Muthgasse 18, Room 2/28: theoretical introduction
Tuesday, Wednesday, 21-22 November 2017, 09:00-17:00: STAMAG: practical work

Content: from raw materials to final products, learning from mistakes: different products: rye and wheat dough technology, laminated doughs, sweet yeast raised  products and fine bakery ware
Target group (limited to 15 persons): preferable university teachers (teaching cereal technology), food professionals working in cereal technology, master/PhD students

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9th International Congress “Flour-Bread ’17” and the 11th Croatian Congress of Cereal Technologists “Brašno-Kruh ’17” - Early Bird registration ending 15 July!

RSS ICC - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:00

We are pleased to announce the 9th International Congress “Flour-Bread ’17” and the 11th Croatian Congress of Cereal Technologists “Brašno-Kruh ’17.” which will take place in Opatija, Croatia from the 25th to 27th October 2017.

This year the Congress celebrates the 20th jubilee of gathering numerous researchers and professionals from different parts of the world, with the main aim to feature the latest advances in cereal science and technology.

The Congress programme will include plenary and invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, and the exhibition of process and laboratory equipment, cereal industry products and publications.

You are cordially invited to contribute to the scientific programme of the Congress and to participate in social events that will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues, and discuss possibilities for networking and collaboration.

We look forward to welcome you in Opatija!

For more details please visit 

FOODTECHMASTER on Dry Pasta Production - ICC Members benefit from reduced registration!

RSS ICC - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:49

ICC is happy to announce its collaboration with Pavan for the on Dry Pasta production from 9th – 13th October 2017 at the Pavan Conference Centre, Galliera Veneta (Padova).

The FOODTECHMASTER is a series of professional training courses organized by Pavan with the aim of sharing knowledge and expertise on food production technology. The 5 days seminar will be held by Professors of the academic community, high ranking ICC Experts and Process Engineers of Pavan Dry Pasta Division. Topics will cover the entire pasta production process, from theoretical aspects to practical issues.

Use the chance for discounted early bird registration until 30.06.2017. ICC Members will be granted a 10% reduction on registration fees. Find more detailed information at:

LACC4 and IGW, Mexico City, 11 - 17 March 2018 - Save the dates!

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We are pleased to announce that in March 2018 CIMMYT-International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will host the

LACC4 - 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference 11-14 March 2018 
which will be organized together with ICC-International Association for Cereal Science and Technology as well as the 
IGW - 13th International Gluten Workshop 14-17 March 2018.

Both conferences will be held adjacently at the Hilton Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico. About the events:

4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference

11-14 March 2018The 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference is an international conference that promotes scientific and technological knowledge related to the production of grains, cereals and food and is aimed at professionals connected to the value chains of grains and cereals, from agricultural production to the food industry and consumers:

•Cereal scientists and researchers from 
agriculture and food research centers
•Universities and academia
•Food industry professionals in research and 
development, production and quality areas
•Policy makers from government institutions
•Trade associations connected to the food industry

At LACC4 researchers from around the world will present on themes related to the productive chain of grain:

•Agricultural production
•Food safety
•Nutritional composition
•Food formulation
•Laboratory analysis
•Regulatory aspects, political and economical

13th International Gluten Workshop

14-17 March 2018

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Welcome new ICC Corporate Members - Barilla and Pavan!

RSS ICC - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:03

 Benvenuti! Two global companies who share the Italian passion for cereal products: Barilla and Pavan! ICC is proud to welcome its new Corporate Members - the Barilla Group and the Pavan Group!

Barilla Group:
Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it is now an international Group present in more than 100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know–how.

Pavan Group:
Pavan is among the worldwide leaders, in the design and engineering of technologies and integrated product lines for cereal based food processing. Pavan offers the widest range of solutions for the production of all types of pasta: long and short-cut dry pasta, nest shaped, pre-cooked pasta, couscous, as well as machineries for filled, flat, and extruded fresh pasta, convenience food and gnocchi. Through the brand Golfetto Sangati, complete cereal milling plants can be provided.

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Whole Grain Summit 2017 - Vienna, 13-15 November 2017 - Registration and Poster abstract submission now open!

RSS ICC - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:08

The 6th International Whole Grain Summit is the key international conference on whole grains and will use this global reach to establish networks and define action plans to stimulate increased consumption of whole grains and other healthy cereal ingredients.

This Summit will be one of a kind as it will include updates on the latest in science/technology, nutrition and health, business, marketing and regulatory perspectives as well as active discussion sessions in the World Café format leading to a concrete action plan for increasing whole grain consumption.  Participants will not only get state-of-the-art information but also have the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the future of whole grain!

Registration is now open – be an Early Bird and benefit from a reduced registration rate! An attractive ICC membership and registration package is also being offered. View more details and register today

Abstract submission for poster presentation is also now open! Submit your work to the core topics of the conference:

* Breeding and technology
* Communication and regulatory issues
* Nutrition and health
* Other related topics

The Whole Grain Summit will be a platform to promote and encourage researchers presenting innovative or exceptional work in the field of whole grains and will thus include best poster awards in their recognition!

To submit your poster abstracts, please go to

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Get event updates - follow ICC!

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Would you like to get current event news and event coverage? Follow ICC on Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest info and impressions!

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ICC now on facebook

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!

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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!



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