FCCV conducts research on how you can scientifically demonstrate whether food is legally safe and/or healthy. Before a new food product can enter the market, the safety of this product must be demonstrated according to European legislation and regulations. FCCV's research focuses on how developments in the food world are translated into food legislation, and how policy and legislation can influence such developments.

FCCV focusses mainly on European laws and regulations and always looks at how particular matters are regulated with medicines. Therefore, FCCV is also interested in what happens when you combine food and medicine.