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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Event 2016: Safety in Food Production. 21 Oct

    Food production practices are evolving as innovative and alternative manufacturing incorporates bio-based processing and other methods to limit environmental degradation by optimising use of resources. Commercialisation of new food production methods, from prototype through operational production, requires safety checks where it is essential to control microbiota/pathogens, chemicals and allergens throughout the whole chain. Limiting the environmental footprint of food production is desirable but might have unexpected repercussions on food safety. This is the focus of this SAFE consortium workshop.

    • Workshop Date: Friday 21 October 2016
    • Workshop Location: Laval France as part of the Food Factory for the Future 8th International Conference
    • Workshop Cost: Free, but you must be registered for the Food Factory Conference through their website

     

  • SAFE Member Meetings 2016: 22 FEB

    The date of the next SAFE consortium EB meeting is 22 FEBRUARY 2016 at 15.00 CET.

    Log in as a SAFE member to download agendas and minutes from EB meetings and from SAFE member meetings. Once logged in, these documents become available as an article in Past Events. Minutes from previous years are also available as separate articles in Past Events.

    • 18 Jan 2016
    • 22 Feb 2016 at 15H CET

     

     

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Welcome!

Welcome to the web site of the European Association for Food Safety, the SAFE consortium. We are a platform of research bodies: Institutes, Universities, National and International Societies and Research Groups and Departments within these institutions. SAFE is an international non-profit organisation acting as an independent spokesman for food safety research in Europe to the benefit of the public.

SAFE at Wageningen Food Law Winter School

SAFE consortium Scientific Secretary, Dr. Katherine Flynn, Ph.D., gave a lecture on 'Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment' at the Food Law Winter School organised by Wageningen University from 1 to 5 Feb 2016.

This Winter School is a one week intensive course primarily for BSc, MSc and PhD students. Professionals in law and food science are also welcomed. Faculty is a mix of international experts in both fields and the outcome is an in-depth analysis of food law and the integration of food science into regulation. The course is running for its 3rd year in 2016.

Link to the Food Law Winter School website here.

SAFE at the EFSA Conference:14-16 Oct 2015

 

EFSA held its 2nd Scientific Conference

in MILAN ITALY on 14-16 October 2015 in the context of World EXPO 2015

The conference included outstanding invited presentations, several hundred posters and over 900 participants.

The SAFE consortium presented a poster,

"Keeping food safety challenges on current and futrue agendas: The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium" in the session Expertise for the Future.

 

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SAFE at E.N.G. Global Food Safety:Sep 2015

The 10th annual Global Food Safety Summit focused on managing a safe and secure global food supply chain. The event took place in Amsterdam on 8 and 9 September 2015 with approximately 150 attendees, many from leading companies in the food and beverage industry. For the 3rd consecutive year SAFE consortium was a promotional partner for the event and was represented by the attendance of Oddur M. Gunnarsson, SAFE Secretary General and by two SAFE member institutes: Nofima and Nestlé.

 

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SAFE Annual General Meeting Charts Next Year's Course: June 2015

Members of the European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium decided last week to reduce membership fees, especially for smaller organisations, in an effort to increase membership. SAFE consortium is a fully independent food safety voice, counting 10 member institutes in 2015, and funded by their annual dues. Dues will be cut in half for some, as the new structure is €1000 per year for academic and governmental organisations with less than 250 employees and €2000 for those with over 250. Several of the smaller SAFE members applauded the change, with Tim Hogg of the School of Biotechnology of the Catholic University of Portugal noting, “The SAFE model of influencing financing for food safety research is useful and we want to stay a part of that.”

 

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New SAFE Position Paper Released:May 2015

The SAFE Consortium announces the publication of its newest position paper:

Food Safety: The top priority on the horizon for the SAFE consortium.

Read the position paper on ISSUU, here.

You can also read and download this and other SAFE publications on ISSUU or on the SAFE consortium Publications link here.

SAFE AGM 2015. 25 June

Nine representatives of SAFE consortium member institutes attended the SAFE Annual General Meeting  on THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2015 at the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) building in Brussels.

The agenda included a presentation from DG Research and Innovation on H2020 Work Programmes and the role for food safety. Additionally, SAFE members discussed immediate and long term plans for the SAFE consortium. On Friday 26 June, the Bio-Based Industries Public-Private Partnership Joint Undertaking hosted an INFORMATION DAY in Brussels attended by several SAFE members. Visit their website here.

SAFE Members may download the AGENDA and the MINUTES of the meeting:

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SAFE EVENT 2015: Keeping Safety and Integrity in the Food Chain: A View from Many Sides, Mar 27.

26 and 27 March 2015 in Bilbao Spain
A SAFE CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP
at the International Conference "ASSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE FOOD CHAIN"

Visit the Conference website here.

Food integrity and food authenticity are new buzz words, defined in part as undiminished foods that are in perfect condition. The SAFE consortium message is that food safety is an integral part of food integrity: a food whose origin is unknown cannot be assured to be safe. At this workshop, leading research scientists, industry representatives, consumer groups and regulators addressed the intersection of food safety and food integrity.

Download the final programme here.

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

 

SAFE News

SAFE welcomes its newest member: SP Food and Bioscience

SP Food and Bioscience is a unit of the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. They became a member of the SAFE consortium as of January 2016. Read more about their activities here.

SAFE announces a new Administrative Secretary

Dr. Hrönn Jörundsdóttir, Ph.D. in chemistry and project manager at Matís, Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, has been nominated by the Executive Board of The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE Consortium to be the Administrative Secretary. Dr. Jörundsdóttir received her Ph.D. from the University of Stockholm and she is an expert in environmental chemistry, food safety and risk assessment. She has managed several national and international research projects in this field. Dr. Jörundsdóttir will assist in the management of the consortium, including publications, partner relations and presentation of the SAFE consortium to stakeholders. She has wide experience in issues related to food safety, environmental quality, press relation and presentations and will be a strong addition to the SAFE consortium management team.

SAFE at E.N.G. Global Food Safety:Sep 2015

The 10th annual Global Food Safety Summit focused on managing a safe and secure global food supply chain. The event took place in Amsterdam on 8 and 9 September 2015 with approximately 150 attendees, many from leading companies in the food and beverage industry. For the 3rd consecutive year SAFE consortium was a promotional partner for the event and was represented by the attendance of Oddur M. Gunnarsson, SAFE Secretary General and by two SAFE member institutes: Nofima and Nestlé.

 

SAFE welcomes its newest member: Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Sep 2015

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute became a member of the SAFE consortium as of September 2015. Read about the Institute and their activities here.

SAFE Annual General Meeting Charts Next Year's Course: June 2015

Members of the European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium decided last week to reduce membership fees, especially for smaller organisations, in an effort to increase membership. SAFE consortium is a fully independent food safety voice, counting 10 member institutes in 2015, and funded by their annual dues. Dues will be cut in half for some, as the new structure is €1000 per year for academic and governmental organisations with less than 250 employees and €2000 for those with over 250. Several of the smaller SAFE members applauded the change, with Tim Hogg of the School of Biotechnology of the Catholic University of Portugal noting, “The SAFE model of influencing financing for food safety research is useful and we want to stay a part of that.”

 

SAFE Video

Chair of the SAFE Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal, opens the June 4 2013 SAFE event, "Cooking up a storm: Where now for food safety in Europe?".

See the 5 minute video here.

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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@safeconsortium.org, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.

 

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