Research

Understanding consumer demands and their evolving needs is a constant challenge for the food and drink industry. Manufacturers strive to produce and supply products that consumers not only want and need but also accept, while taking into account Europe’s rich cultural diversity.

Through constant research, development and innovation, individual companies can address the ever-changing demands of their consumers for newer, more innovative and functional foods to suit their lifestyles. Research benefits companies and provides a source of competitive advantage; it helps improve entire product categories and sectors, which is in the best interests of the consumer.

Through rigorous scientific research, Europe’s food and drink industry is contributing to a more complete understanding of public nutrition patterns and, ultimately, better-informed consumer choices.

What we’re doing

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Role of health-related claims and symbols in consumer behaviour

Clymbol

SATiety Innovation

Cargill

Commitment to scientific research

Ferrero

HENUFOOD Project

GB Foods

International research projects related to nutrition and health

PK ČR-Czech republic

MyNewGut

Cargill

Research activities

PK ČR-Czech republic

Metabolic programming effects of dietary carbohydrates

Cargill

Healthy ageing

DSM

Healthy diet, healthy life

JPI HDHL

Food for Life

FoodDrinkEurope

New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of the elderly population

NU-AGE

Allergofood

ETL-Estonia

Less sugar, same taste

Nestlé

PHYTOME (Phytochemicals to reduce nitrite in meat products)

CLITRAVI

Hellenic Technology Platform ‘Food for Life’

SEVT-Greece

Knowledge Centre for Food Allergy

LIVSMEDELSFÖRETAGEN-Sweden

WAGRALIM and Flanders’ FOOD

FEVIA-Belgium