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SAFE EVENT 2014 : Food Integrity : Beyond Authenticity and Safety.

17 September 2014, Brussels.

Food Integrity is a new buzz and those working in the area are still deciding how to define it. 'The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition' is the working definition from the EU-funded Food Integrity project given to open the SAFE consortium Event last week in Brussels.


Speakers from industry, consumer groups, research and regulatory agencies talked about preventing food adulteration and managing food integrity challenges. Testing is of course necessary and SAFE member Nestlé Research Group does a lot of it: more than 5 million tests/year for microbes, persistent organic pollutants, veterinary drugs, et al. But, as John O’Brien from Nestlé Research Group said, ‘testing is not a strategy’. In fact, the strategy is consumer focus and prevention of food integrity crises.

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Call of Interest for SAFE members: Food Allergens

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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Keeping Safety and Integrity in the Food Chain: A View from Many Sides.

    A SAFE CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP at the International Conference "ASSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE FOOD CHAIN"   Visit the Conference website here.

    26 and 27 March 2015 in Bilbao Spain

    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 will address the intersection of food safety and food integrity.

    Download the draft programme here.

     

     

  • SAFE Event 2015. VOTE NOW

    SAFE consortium members are hard at work planning the SAFE Event 2015. The time will be June 2015, the location to be determined. The topic is under review... what is currently on the public's mind in regards to food safety? SAFE members have given their thoughts and we now have two topics. Log in as a SAFE member and cast your vote.

     

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2015

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    The next SAFE consortium EB meeting will be in late January 2015. It will be electronic.

     

     

    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.

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 EVENT 2014 : Food Integrity : Beyond Authenticity and Safety.

17 September 2014, Brussels.

Food Integrity is a new buzz and those working in the area are still deciding how to define it. 'The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition' is the working definition from the EU-funded Food Integrity project given to open the SAFE consortium Event last week in Brussels.


Speakers from industry, consumer groups, research and regulatory agencies talked about preventing food adulteration and managing food integrity challenges. Testing is of course necessary and SAFE member Nestlé Research Group does a lot of it: more than 5 million tests/year for microbes, persistent organic pollutants, veterinary drugs, et al. But, as John O’Brien from Nestlé Research Group said, ‘testing is not a strategy’. In fact, the strategy is consumer focus and prevention of food integrity crises.

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Keeping Safety and Integrity in the Food Chain: A View from Many Sides.

A SAFE CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP at the International Conference "ASSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE FOOD CHAIN"   Visit the Conference website here.

26 and 27 March 2015 in Bilbao Spain

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 will address the intersection of food safety and food integrity.

Download the draft programme here.

 

 

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SAFE in Food Outbreak Forum

The SAFE consortium participated in a Food Outbreak Roundtable organised by Food Production Daily.com and Food Quality News.com. The core of the discussion was weighing the answer to this question, 'What's the best way to minimize risk of exposure from foodborne illness outbreaks?' The Roundtable was first broadcast on September 24 and continues to be available on demand. Register here to listen to this timely 1 hour discussion and to pose questions to the participants.

Representing SAFE was the Scientific Secretary, Dr. Katherine Flynn, Ph.D.. She wasl joined by Food Safety experts from EFSA, the US FDA and academia.

 

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New SAFE Publication: Improving Food Safety

SAFE consortium announces its newest publication,

"Improving Food Safety with Alternative, Sustainable and Low-Cost Tools, Methods and Approaches: Priority Topics in the EU".

 

Here, food safety experts from SAFE member institutes throughout the EU and Associated Countries present four key topics for research consideration. SAFE members view food safety broadly, from consumer sciences and nutrition through toxicology and microbiology. In all its forms, SAFE consortium aims to keep food safety on the agenda in future Horizon 2020 Work Programmes.

Download a pdf of the SAFE publication here.

View the SAFE publication on ISSUU here.

2014 SAFE Event and AGM: 17 September 2014.

On 17 SEPTEMBER 2014 the SAFE consortium organised its annual Event and annual General Member's Meeting at the Hotel Leopold in Brussels.

This year the SAFE Event was Food Integrity: Beyond Authenticity and Safety, including food adulteration, food fraud, country of origin questions and confirmation of genuine foods. Representatives from industry, consumer groups and regulators shared ideas with research scientists from SAFE member institutes at this timely event. Download the programme here.

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READ The SAFE consortium Strategic Vision Document, "Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda"

The SAFE consortium has published its strategic Vision Document,

Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda.

The document was presented in Brussels on 4 June 2013 to an audience of food safety experts from academia, industry, consumer groups, government and policy makers.

View the document here.

SAFE members may download the document by logging in as a member, going to Past Events, and to the AGM 2013 article.

 

 

SAFE News

SAFE is Stakeholder Consultant for H2020 Work Programme

SAFE consortium participated in the recent stakeholder consultation for the European Commission H2020 Societal Challenge 2 "Food Secutriy, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy"

 

SAFE in FoodQualityNews.com

The SAFE consortium document on Priority Topics in the EU has been covered by this Food Safety and Quality publication.

Read the article which includes an interview with the Chair of the SAFE Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal, here.

New SAFE Publication: Improving Food Safety

SAFE consortium announces its newest publication,

"Improving Food Safety with Alternative, Sustainable and Low-Cost Tools, Methods and Approaches: Priority Topics in the EU".

 

Here, food safety experts from SAFE member institutes throughout the EU and Associated Countries present four key topics for research consideration. SAFE members view food safety broadly, from consumer sciences and nutrition through toxicology and microbiology. In all its forms, SAFE consortium aims to keep food safety on the agenda in future Horizon 2020 Work Programmes.

Download a pdf of the SAFE publication here.

View the SAFE publication on ISSUU here.

Call of Interest to SAFE members: Collaborations for H2020 proposals

Profit from the expertise of the 13 institutes and hundreds of scientists in the SAFE consortium.

Log in as a SAFE member and visit Projects. You will find an article 'H2020 Collaborations' with information on the calls our members are interested in, their call-related areas of expertise and their contact information.

Find your ideal partners today!

Minutes of the 12 Dec SAFE EB Meeting Available

Please log in as a SAFE member and visit Events, Past Events to find an artilce with the agenda and minutes of all recent SAFE Executive Board meetings.

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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