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SAFE Welcomes 3 New Members in January 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO!

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Video Release. Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?

SAFE Joins ActInPak COST Action

Become a Member of SAFE consortium

SAFE Joins FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board

Read about the SAFE Food Safety Workshop of 18 Oct 2017

SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE speakers at EFSA Risk Assessment Research Assembly. 7 Feb 2018

    The President of the SAFE consortium Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal of AZTI, and past SAFE consortium Secretary General, past president of the SAFE Executive Board and current Executive Board member, Oddur M. Gunnarsson of Matis Ltd. are invited speakers at the 2018 EFSA Event on Risk Assessment taking place in Utrecht (NL) on 7 February 2018.

    This event will bring together research funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety organisations.

    The aim of the event is to stimulate new partnerships in food safety risk assessment research to safeguard public health and highlight the importance of public funding.

    Link here to more information, including registration details.

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in spring 2018.

    Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE Consortium

    There are five food safety themes in the Special Issue, each led by a SAFE member:

    1. The Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
    2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
    3. Emerging Microbial Threats, by CNR-DiSBA in Italy
    4. Chemical Hazards, by AZTI in Spain
    5. Risk Communication, by Nofima in Norway

    The release EVENT will take place in Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 



     

  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2018-21 February

    The upcoming 2018 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Wednesday 21 February at 11H CET

    Log in as a SAFE member to download the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE EB meetings. Also available are the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE Member Meetings, including the Annual General Meetings. Once logged in, these documents become visible as a separate article in Past Events.

    If your institution is a SAFE member but you don't have a User Name and Password - send an email to Katherine Flynn with your 3 food safety interests and you will be registered.

    If your institution is not a SAFE member - you will find information here on how to apply.

     

Welcome!

In 2017, The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium celebrated 15 years of Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda. SAFE has become the independent food safety voice in Europe.

SAFE welcomes 3 new members in Jan 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO

The following three institutes were accepted as full members of the SAFE consortium at the December 2017 Annual General Member's Meeting:

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA).

 

 

 

The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania.

 

 

 

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland-Valais Wallis (HES-SO).

 

These institutes are free to publish in the public interest and each presented a bibliography of high quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals authored by numerous scientists at their respective institutes.

The memberships begin January 2018 and we look forward to successful collaboration. Welcome!

SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in spring 2018.

Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE Consortium

There are five food safety themes in the Special Issue, each led by a SAFE member:

  1. The Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
  2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
  3. Emerging Microbial Threats, by CNR-DiSBA in Italy
  4. Chemical Hazards, by AZTI in Spain
  5. Risk Communication, by Nofima in Norway

The release EVENT will take place in Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 



 

SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

"Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?" was the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop which took place WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 at the Radisson Red Hotel in BRUSSELS (just across from the European Parliament).

Christofer Fjellner, Member of European Parliament was the host and Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety gave the keynote address.

Europeans tend to be concerned about chemical contaminants in food, believing that natural and microbial contaminants are of little risk. Experts state the opposite: food microbes and their toxins can have severe health consequences. This workshop aimed at strengthening the understanding of natural and microbial food contamination, debunking the myths around the word 'natural' and bringing much needed attention to this often-overlooked food risk.

Keep reading to download the programme, the workshop booklet, the speaker presentations and, coming soon, the video and print summaries.

Read Article

SAFE joins ActInPak Action

SAFE consortium was invited to join the ongoing COST Action ActInPak, Active and Intelligent Fibre-Based Packaging in January 2017. SAFE brings its expertise in European food safety to this packaging initiative.

Many thanks to the Action Leader, Sanne Tiekstra of Bumaga NL for the invitation.

SAFE RELEASES WORKSHOP SUMMARY: Food-Related Health Risks and Technologies to Increase Food Safety

SAFE partnered with the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel of the European Parliament to organise a holistic workshop on food safety issues of today.

The 20 October 2016 workshop was widely viewed as a success, with expert speakers from academia, industry, national research centres and the European Commission and over 100 attendees.

Read about the workshop, including a link to the presentations here.

SAFE consortium, with a generous partial sponsorship from BASF SE, wrote an engaging and readable summary of the event which was published in February 2017.

Download the Workshop Summary here.

Read the Workshop Summary on ISSUU here.

SAFE EVENT 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct

The safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention. SAFE consortium held a relevant workshop at the 8th International Food Factory for the Future conference, Food Factory 2016, in Laval France.

Download the final SAFE programme here.

SAFE members, log in to view and download the presentations on the SAFE Past Events page.

This workshop was sponsored in part by the genorosity of Elsevier and in particular their International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science. Thank you!

Read Article

SAFE Position Paper Released April 2016: Safe Food for the Future

The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium announces the publication of its newest position paper,

Safe Food for the Future

released 29 April 2016.

Read the position paper on ISSUU, here or download the pdf from the SAFE site, Publications, here.

You can read and download this and other SAFE publications on ISSUU or at the Publications tab.

 

 

SAFE Joins FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board

The SAFE consortium was elected as a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE) effective January 2016. SAFE joins 15 other food and climate stakeholders in providing advice to increase the relevance of FACCE-JPI work and suggesting ways to further dissemination and impact.

The SAFE consortium representative to the Stakeholder Advisory Board is Irina Smeu of SAFE member IBA in Romania. Read more about IBA here.

Read about the FACCE-JPI here.

 

 

 

SAFE News

Workshop Video Released

January 2018 release of the highlight video from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, 'Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?'.

Watch 3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the 1 1/2 hour workshop featureing Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner and European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

See the 3.5 minute video here.

SAFE welcomes 3 new members in Jan 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO

The following three institutes were accepted as full members of the SAFE consortium at the December 2017 Annual General Member's Meeting:

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA).

 

 

 

The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania.

 

 

 

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland-Valais Wallis (HES-SO).

 

These institutes are free to publish in the public interest and each presented a bibliography of high quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals authored by numerous scientists at their respective institutes.

The memberships begin January 2018 and we look forward to successful collaboration. Welcome!

SAFE joins ActInPak Action

SAFE consortium was invited to join the ongoing COST Action ActInPak, Active and Intelligent Fibre-Based Packaging in January 2017. SAFE brings its expertise in European food safety to this packaging initiative.

Many thanks to the Action Leader, Sanne Tiekstra of Bumaga NL for the invitation.

SAFE RELEASES WORKSHOP SUMMARY: Food-Related Health Risks and Technologies to Increase Food Safety

SAFE partnered with the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel of the European Parliament to organise a holistic workshop on food safety issues of today.

The 20 October 2016 workshop was widely viewed as a success, with expert speakers from academia, industry, national research centres and the European Commission and over 100 attendees.

Read about the workshop, including a link to the presentations here.

SAFE consortium, with a generous partial sponsorship from BASF SE, wrote an engaging and readable summary of the event which was published in February 2017.

Download the Workshop Summary here.

Read the Workshop Summary on ISSUU here.

SAFE announces a new Secretary General

At the 2016 SAFE consortium Annual General Meeting, Dr. Hrönn Jörundsdóttir, Ph.D. in chemistry and Chief Infrastructure Officer at Matís, Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, was approved by SAFE members as the new Secretary General of The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium. She had been nominated by the Executive Board earlier in the year. Dr. Jörundsdóttir will replace Oddur M. Gunnarsson who is stepping down after 5+ years of service to the consortium.

 

Video Release !

January 2018 release of the highlight video from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, 'Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?'. Watch 3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the 1 1/2 hour workshop featuring Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner and European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

See the 3.5 minute video here.

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Do you work for a SAFE consortium member institute?

 

Register as an Individual Member of the SAFE consortium and access Member's Only pages including downloads of documents and presentations, plus receive SAFE announcements directly by email !

 

Registration is simple. Send an email to the SAFE Scientific Secretary, Katherine Flynn, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.

 

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