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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Global Food Safety Summit: 9-10 Sept 2014

    SAFE consortium is a media partner at this exciting and timely event: The E.N.G. 9th Annual Summit on Global Food Safety. SAFE members enjoy a discounted registration.


  • SAFE in Food Outbreak Forum - 24 Sept 2014

    The SAFE consortium has been invited to participate in a Food Outbreak Roundtable organised by and The core of the discussion will be weighing the answer to this question, 'What's the best way to minimize risk of exposure from foodborne illness outbreaks?' The Roundtable will be broadcast on September 24. Information on how to register coming soon.

    Representing SAFE will be the Chair of the Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal. She will be joined by Food Safety experts from EFSA, the US FDA and several universities. Stay tuned for information on how to listen to this timely and informative 1 hr discussion.


  • Food Safety Implications of Climate Change and Climate Variability: 24-25 Sept 2014

    SAFE is co-organising this interesting and timely event together with the Joint Research Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change – FACCE-JPI , with the contribution of Romanian SAFE member Institutul de Bioresurse Alimentare – IBA , and the support of the Romanian Government. The Workshop will be the second exploratory workshop within the 2014-2015 Implementation Plan of the FACCE-JPI Strategic Research Agenda.

    A printable announcement for the Workshop can be downloaded here.

    There is no cost to attend the workshop, but spaces are limited so register today. The registration form can be downloaded here.

    Photo Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2014


    The date of the next SAFE consortium EB meeting has not been set.

    The previousSAFE consortium EB meeting was June 6 2014. It was electronic.

    The previous SAFE consortium EB meeting was May 26 2014. It was electronic.

    The previous SAFE consortium EB meeting was MONDAY 13 March 2014. It was electronic.


    Log in as a SAFE member to download the agenda of upcoming EB meetings. Once logged in, the agenda and minutes of all 2014 EB meetings become available as an article in Past Events.

    Agendas and Minutes from previous years are also available as separate articles in Past Events.

    You will also find Agendas and Minutes from the  AGM.


    Please visit Past Events to find the 2013 schedule of EB meetings.


    See current members of the SAFE Executive Board here.



AZTI-Tecnalia (Spain)

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aztiAZTI-Tecnalia is a non-profit private foundation committed to the social and economical development of the marine environment and food sector and is part of Tecnalia Corporation ( The Food Research Division at AZTI is aimed at improving the quality, productivity and innovation of food products and processes. It offers applied R&D on (i) Food Safety and Biodetection (ii) New Food Products (iii) Novel Technologies (iv) Sustainability of the Food Chain. AZTI-Tecnalia has been a member of the SAFE consoritum since 2007.


Non-profit Research Organization - Technological Centre
Staff: 100-249

Description: AZTI-Tecnalia, a Technological Centre specialised in Marine and Food Research, is a private non-profit organization, whose objective is the social development and the improvement of competitiveness in its area of influence by means of technological Research and Innovation. Since 1981, AZTI-Tecnalia has had a large number of clients in companies, institutions, and public administrations for which they carry out research oriented projects geared towards the knowledge generation, and high-added value technological products and services focused on solving specific problems. The added value of our organization is based on the permanent training of our staff by means of R&D&i and the capacity to develop applications, which means efficient solutions to focus on the demands of public administrations and companies in the private sector. Our policy is that of permanent investment in technical-scientific equipment and in the continuous training of our professionals in search for technological excellence. Results that reaffirm our position as an expert technological centre in Marine and Food Research with in-house developments in I&DT and guaranteeing maximum confidentiality of our projects at all times. AZTI-Tecnalia has promoted the creation of 7 companies in the last 5 years.

Address: Bizkaiko Teknologi Parkea. Astondo Bidea - Edif. 609
Town: Derio (Bizkaia)
Postcode: 48160
Country: Spain
Telephone Number: +34 94 657 4000
Fax Number: +34 94 657 2555
More Information:
Contact person: Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, Business Director of AZTI - Food Research Division
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sectors of Activity: Food industry, food processors, food supply chain, food industry equipment providers, food distributors-Retailers, Food Service, Food control and anlysis.

Areas of Research:

* Food Safety and Quality:

  • Detection systems for the control, identification and traceability applied to food products: New diagnosis methods; Biosensors; Molecular biology techniques; Smart packaging
  • Product verification and added value: Identification of species; Identification of geographical origin; Quantification of ingredients in mixtures
  • Validation models that guarantee safety of new technologies and novel foods: Properties of new biomolecules; Toxicity of new food components
  • Prevention of food risks, by means of reducing and/or eliminating contaminant agents and allergens in foods; Predictive microbiology

* New Food Products:

  • Active compounds and functional ingredients
  • Improving the nutritional profiling of food
  • Design of new food products

* Novel Technologies:

  • Preservation and stabilisation and of food products
  • Decontamination
  • On-line control
  • Development of new food products through the application of new technologies or processes

* Sustainability of the Food Chain:

  • Eco-development
  • Process efficiency
  • Recovery and utilization of by-products
  • Rational use of natural resources

Interesting Notes

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