European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Belgium

European Food Information Council

EUFIC is a non-profit organisation which provides science-based information on food safety and quality and health and nutrition to the media, health and nutrition professionals, educators, and opinion leaders in a way that promotes consumer understanding. EUFIC's mission is to enhance the public's understanding of food issues and to raise consumers' awareness of the active role they play in safe food handling and choosing a well-balanced and healthy diet. With its offices located in Brussels (Belgium), EUFIC counts on and liaises with a European network to enhance the impact and outreach of its communication instruments and programmes in other countries.

EUFIC actively participates in European initiatives together with the European Commission Directorate Generals for Research (DG Research) and for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), where it contributes to a number of projects as a research and dissemination partner. EUFIC publishes a regular 4-page newsletter, FOOD TODAY, highlighting subjects of current interest and issues periodic reviews and leaflets on specific subjects. EUFIC also uses new technologies such as podcasts and webinars to disseminate key messages quickly and efficiently. All material can be accessed free of charge at and in a range of European languages.

EUFIC is Leader in Work area 6 (Dissemination).

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