Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV)
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Food Claims Centre Venlo

Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV) is the knowledge centre for all questions related to nutrition and food law. FCCV focuses on all questions related to the legal demonstration of whether food is safe or healthy. By bringing together the food industry, policymakers and researchers from a wide variety of expertise areas, FCCV bridges the gap between nutritional science and food law.

What can FCCV do for you?

FCCV provides tailored, project-based knowledge of high scientific quality upon:

  • how to scientifically substantiate safety and healthiness of food products
  • how to be compliant with EU food law
  • what to expect from and how to deal with food policy developments

We perform research and advise SMEs and regulatory affairs professionals in the food industry on legal issues related to food safety and health, including new product development, product labelling requirements and effective marketing strategies.


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Brightlands is an open innovation community in a global context, connecting four campuses in the province of Limburg: in Maastricht, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen and Venlo. The campuses provide entrepreneurs, scientists and students state-of-the-art facilities to support development, education, innovation and growth. Naturally, there are close links between all four Brightlands campuses, and together they enable Limburg to serve as an innovation region where researchers and entrepreneurs take on the major challenges in the areas of materials, health, food and smart services.