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About ILSI Europe
ILSI Europe fosters collaboration among the best scientists to provide evidence-based scientific consensus on the areas of nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. By facilitating their collaboration, ILSI Europe helps scientists from many sectors of society – public and private – to best address complex science and health issues by sharing their unique knowledge and perspectives.



Phenotypic Flexibility - A New Concept to Quantify & Optimise Health, and its Impact on Nutrition Research - NutriTech Final Symposium
Lisbon, Portugal 13/06/2016 - 14/06/2016
The NutriTech project partners are organising their final symposium on 'Phenotypic Flexibility - A New Concept to Quantify & Optimise Health, and its Impact on Nutrition Research'. This symposium will exploit the concepts, mechanisms, technologies, quantification, consequences and interventions that shape, maintain, regain and optimise phenotypic flexibility and systems flexibility.
ILSI Europe Session on ‘Gut Barrier Function and Microbial Metabolism’ at IPC 2016
Budapest, Hungary 21/06/2016 - 21/06/2016
The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe’s Prebiotics Task Force and Probiotics Task Force are organising a session on ‘Gut Barrier Function and Microbial Metabolism’ at the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics (IPC) 2016 . In this session invited experts will introduce recent developments of both task forces with focus on the role of the intestinal barrier in and the impact of microbial metabolite production on health and disease.
2nd Workshop on Nutrition for the Ageing Brain
Copenhagen, Denmark 30/06/2016 - 01/07/2016
This upcoming workshop will specifically focus on mechanisms of ageing and neuroprotection via nutrients as well as implementation of the available data. Supported by the Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force.
‘How Far Can We Control the Severity of Food Allergic Reactions by Controlling Exposure to Allergenic Foods?’
Brussels, Belgium 15/09/2016 - 16/09/2016
Supported by the Food Allergy Task Force. Fostering an international evidence-based consensus on risk assessment and developing management tools in food allergy.
6th International Symposium on Food Packaging: Scientific Developments supporting Safety and Innovation
Barcelona, Spain 16/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
Supported by the Packaging Materials Task Force.





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PODCAST on Low-grade Inflammation
​Listen to the podcast on ‘Low-grade Inflammation' summarising a series of recent ILSI Europe's publications in this field. Podcast developed with the kind participation of Prof. Philip Calder (University of Southampton, UK).
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​The Food Allergy Task Force organised a webinar on 'Allergen Risk Assessment and Reference Doses' on 16 April 2015, 14.00-15.00 CET. To watch the full version of the webinar, please click here.
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The Microbiological Food Safety Task Force has jointly organised with the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) a webinar on 'Relevance of Microbial End-Product Testing in Food Safety Management' on 25 November 2015, 17.00-18.00. To watch the full version of the webinar, please click here.
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Low-grade inflammation, diet composition and health: current research evidence and its translation
Journal Article 2015
British Journal of Nutrition 2015; 114(7):999-1012. Commissioned by the Obesity and Diabetes Task Force.
Microbial hazards in irrigation water: standards, norms and testing to manage use of water in fresh produce primary production
Journal Article 2015
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 2015; 14:336-356. Commissioned by the Emerging Microbiological Issues Task Force.
Postnatal growth in preterm infants and later health outcomes: a systematic review
Journal Article 2015
Acta Paediatrica 2015:104(10):974-986. Published Online. Commissioned by the Metabolic Imprinting Task Force.
Relevance of microbial finished product testing in food safety management
Journal Article 2015
Food Control 2016; 60: 31-43. Commmissioned by the Risk Analysis in Food Microbiology Task Force.
The role of hazard- and risk-based approaches in ensuring food safety
Journal Article 2015
Trends in Food Science & Technology 2015; doi: 10.1016/j.tifs.2015.10.007. Supported by the following task forces: Emerging Microbiological Issues, Food Allergy, Food Intake Methodology, Novel Foods and Nanotechnology, Process Related Compounds and Natural Toxins, Risk Analysis in Food Microbiology, and Threshold of Toxicological Concern.
Towards microbial fermentation metabolites as markers for health benefits of prebiotics
Journal Article 2015
Nutrition Research Reviews 2015; 28:42–66. Commissioned by the Prebiotics Task Force.
Zero Risk Does Not Exist: Lessons Learned from Microbial Risk Assessment Related to Use of Water and Safety of Fresh Produce
Journal Article
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 2015; 14(4):387–410. Commissioned by the Emerging Microbiologal Issues Task Force.