EUFIC is a non-profit organisation that provides clear, practical information on food and health, based on sound science. We believe in a world where people choose to live healthily because they know how to.
EUFIC, food facts for healthy choices.
Competences & Capabilities
One of the main emphasis of our work is, located in Research and Development, therefore almost half of our employees work in the R&D.
Elea offers their customers the possibility to test the PEF equipment in a well-equipped pilot hall. Different systems as well as equipment for analyses are available. The purpose of all trials is a successful demonstration of PEF with regard to a possible scale up on industrial standards.
Since our foundation 2012, we already have retailed over 100 PEF-systems worldwide.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice
Representation in the sciences and technology is even more dismal with as little as 7%-9% women tech entrepreneurs in countries in Europe
The EIT Food TrustTracker® is an evidenced-based questionnaire which has been developed to measuring consumer trust in the food industry and is an important first step towards understanding this gap
This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer
Escape games provide an opportunity to share educational messages in an enjoyable way
Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university
By modelling the complex decision-making processes underlying an individual’s food choices, our tool will identify the unique profile of these factors and provide tailored advice, enabling individual consumers to align their food choice with their intentions by removing the cognitive load of processing these multiple factors
‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets
Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, which research shows can be increased by boosting foods’ visual familiarity before children taste them (for instance by looking at picture books), as well as providing them with repeated opportunities to taste new foods
The course will focus on: The history of food processing – why it emerged and why it is important; Examples of the major traditional and more advanced food processing technologies and the products they affect; Consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of specific food processing technologies, their impact on health, safety, quality and sustainability; and How EU law keeps the consumer safe and healthy and food on the supermarket shelves Who should join the course This course is for anyone interested in learning more about the food they eat
In an era where celebrities and social media play an increasingly important role, consumers tend to trust and listen to people they admire rather than traditional impersonal institutions
Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very own RisingFoodStars, the Future Kitchen series provides an immersive experience keeping you up-to-date on everything you need to know about food, including sustainability, the journey from ‘farm-to-fork’, eating healthy and cooking, and innovation in the food sector
Events will take place in Spain and Belgium during 2019, engaging members of the public in food trends and innovations, enabling them to have a leading role and become real influencers