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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Feeding The Planet: High Technologies, New Frontiers and Legal Implications: 12 Oct

    This conference is organized by Food Lawyers Network Worldwide and will take place at EXPO Milano. Co-organisers of the conference are EuCheMS (Division of Food Chemistry of European Chemical Sciences), the SAFE consortium and the Università del Piemonte Orientale.

    The President of the SAFE Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal, will give a presentation entitled, "Sustainability, Food Quality and Food Safety: Perspectives in EU"


    Download the Programme here.

  • EuroFoodChem 2015: 13-16 Oct

    EuroFoodChem 2015 will be in Madrid (ES) from 13 through 16 Oct. As in previous years, there will be a special SAFE Session on Food Safety. Two keynote speakers are confirmed, and we are looking for scientists from SAFE member institutes to give oral presentations. Link to the conference websitee here.


    Does your research link food safety and food chemistry?


    Although the call for abstracts is closed, SAFE members can still submit their abstracts through SAFE for the Special SAFE Session on Food Safety! Send your abstract to the SAFE Scientific Secretary, Katherine Flynn, at today.

  • EFSA Conference:14-16 Oct.


    EFSA is holding its 2nd Scientific Conference

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

    The SAFE consortium will present 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.

    You may download the poster here.

    The conference is free of charge so plan to attend. Link to the conference website 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.