EWFC and VOLK organise a joined congress!

theme of the conference: 

   What will our food of tomorrow look like?

      Nutrition in change as a challenge for official food control

At the beginning of the year 2023, the European Union approved the addition of insects to the list of food for human consumption in order to counteract the dwindling resources of edible proteins.

Ecologically compatible, sustainable food production, production of novel foods, permaculture in agriculture, etc. are important and necessary aspects of food production that also pose new challenges for official food control. Consumers increasingly demand healthy and environmentally friendly food that is also affordable, safe and nutritious.

How will our food be produced in the future under these constraints? What new technologies will be used and what requirements will this place on official food control? Is in-vitro meat a sustainable alternative and will our meat therefore come from the laboratory in the future? Are insects, algae or fungi actually resource-saving and sustainable solutions? How do these challenges affect food control risk management?

In order to answer these and other questions, the European umbrella organization for food inspection, the "European Working Community for Food Inspection and Consumer Protection (EWFC)", under the leadership of the Association of Austrian Food Inspection and Consumer Protection and the Austrian Association of Official Veterinarians, is organizing an international congress in Vienna.

The congress will take place under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of Austria.


dates: October 12, 2023 from 10.00 to 17.30 - October 13, 2023 from 09.00 to 12.30 (CONFIRMED)

venue: EUROPAHAUS WIEN, 1140 Linzer Straße 429, Vienna


National and international experts will speak on the topic. About 200 participants from Austria and the EU area are expected to attend.

We are honoured that Austrian Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, herr Johannes Rauch, has confirmed his attendance for 12-10-2023, 14:00 hrs to address the attendence's.


Congress language is German,  with simultaneously translation in English 


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