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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium AGM: 13 MAY Teleconference

    The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SAFE consortium will take place in two parts. Part I will be 13 MAY 2016 by Teleconference. Part II will be 21 OCTOBER 2016 at the SAFE Annual Event: a workshop at the Food Factory 2016 Conference in Laval France.

     

  • SAFE Event 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct

    Our food is changing: Immigration, globalization, cosmopolitan eating habits and increased international travel are bringing traditional ethnic foods and new fusion dishes into Europe. Soon, new foods and alternate food sources from e.g., food processing waste streams, insects and microalgae may be available; new bio-preservatives and smart packaging may prolong shelf life; and thorough characterization, sustainability and safety assessments will have to be carried out. Food recalls and foodborne outbreaks caused by contamination with toxins, undeclared allergens, hazardous chemicals and/or pathogenic agents are rising. In 2013 the World Health Organisation reported 322 deaths in the EU/EEA from foodborne bacterial disease alone and in 2015 they reported ‘increasing exposure to the risk of foodborne disease’. To protect the European consumer, who assumes that any food found anywhere in Europe is safe to eat, the safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention.

    • 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: 18 APRIL

    The date of the next SAFE consortium EB meeting is 18 APRIL 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
    • 15 March 2016
    • 18 April 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 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 consortium AGM: 13 MAY Teleconference

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SAFE consortium will take place in two parts. Part I will be 13 MAY 2016 by Teleconference. Part II will be 21 OCTOBER 2016 at the SAFE Annual Event: a workshop at the Food Factory 2016 Conference in Laval France.

 

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SAFE at Wageningen Food Law Winter School: Feb 2016

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.

 

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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 joined the SAFE consortium in January 2016.

Read more about their activities 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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SAFE News

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 welcomes its newest member: SP Food and Bioscience

SP Food and Bioscience is a unit of the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.

They joined the SAFE consortium in 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 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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