AACC International is a global, nonprofit association of nearly 2,500 scientists and food industry professionals working to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development applications through research, leadership, education, superior technical service, and advocacy
Connecting Science to Key Issues
As industry issues arise, AACCI strives to provide science-based approaches and responses to address current needs. The extensive membership base provides the creative and scientific strength to quickly react and bring together experts in issues at-hand.
AACCI was granted observer status with Codex, which ensures that AACCI representatives are in attendance at relevant committee meetings such as those of the Codex Committee for Methods of Analysis and Sampling and that AACCI member comments are recognized.
Through its activities in methods validation, AACCI is acknowledged as a scientific authority when proposing definitions and providing comments to regulatory agencies worldwide. Key definitions developed include dietary fiber, whole grain, oat bran, glycemic carbohydrates, and aleurone.
AACCI has provided comments on whole grain label statements; proposed guidance on food allergens, food labeling, and nutrition with respect to gluten-free foods; and health claims relating to the consumption of certain oat products to a reduced risk of CHD.