SAFE Announcements and Events:
- SAFE Member Event: Pigments In Food 2013
18 to 21 June 2013
This 4 day Congress will take place at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale. The programme promises 5 keynote lectures by international experts in the field as well as short oral presentations and poster contributions.
Link here for the Congress website where you will find the Scientific Programme as well as information on accommodations and registration.
This event is being organised by SAFE member Drug and Food Biotechnology Center, DFB
- SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2013
The date of the next EB meeting has not yet been set. Stay tuned.
The 4 June 2013 meeting was the SAFE Annual General Meeting held in Brussels Belgium.
The 15 May 2013 EB meeting was electronic.
The 29 April 2013 EB meeting was electronic.
The 11 April 2013 EB meeting was electronic.
The 25 March 2013 EB meeting was electronic.
The 19 February 2013 EB meeting was electronic.
The 17 January 2013 EB meeting was held in Copenhagen Denmark.
Log in as a SAFE member to download minutes from the EB meetings and from the AGM. Once logged in, the 2013 minutes become available as an article in Past Events. Minutes from previous years are also available as separate articles.
- SAFE Member Event: First International Course in Dry Cured Meat Products
Dry curing of meats is a method that has been used for millenia. Are you a professional working with meats? This course will provide a comprehensive overview, including a significant amount of practical work, regarding all aspects related to manufacture of fermented sausages and dry-cured ham.
10 - 14 June 2013 at IRTA Center in Monells (Girona) Spain.
Link here for more information, including the registration form, program and local hotels.
This course is organised by SAFE consortium member IRTA.
AZTI-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 (www.tecnalia.es). 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.
Non-profit Research Organization - Technological Centre
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)
Telephone Number: +34 94 657 4000
Fax Number: +34 94 657 2555
More Information: www.alimentatec.com
Contact person: Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, Business Director of AZTI - Food Research Division
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
- On-line control
- Development of new food products through the application of new technologies or processes
* Sustainability of the Food Chain:
- Process efficiency
- Recovery and utilization of by-products
- Rational use of natural resources
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