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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium 2018 Annual General Meeting: 24 April

    The 2018 Annual General Meeting of The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium is scheduled for TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018.

    Save the Date!

    The agenda will soon be available here. The location will be Brussels.

    The agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM are on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events, Agendas & Minutes 2017. (You must be logged in as a SAFE member to successfully follow this link.) Agendas & Minutes for previous AGMs are also available for SAFE members as articles in Past Events.

    At the 2018 AGM,

    • the 2017 budget will be closed and the 2018 budget approved. Financial documents will be sent to all confirmed participants one week in advance of the meeting.
    • SAFE activities in 2017 will be reviewed.
    • Presentation of 3 new member institutes.
    • An idea forum will allow all AGM attendees to contribute to plans for SAFE consortium in 2018 and 2019.

    The SAFE statutes specify that the General Meeting of the Members is the supreme governing body of the SAFE consortium.

    Be sure to attend and participate in YOUR SAFE CONSORTIUM!
  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in spring 2018.

    Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE Consortium

    There are five food safety themes in the Special Issue, each led by a SAFE member:

    1. The Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
    2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
    3. Emerging Microbial Threats, by CNR-DiSBA in Italy
    4. Chemical Hazards, by AZTI in Spain
    5. Risk Communication, by Nofima in Norway

    The release EVENT will take place in Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 


  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2018-21 February

    The upcoming 2018 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Wednesday 21 February at 11H CET

    Log in as a SAFE member to download the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE EB meetings. Also available are the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE Member Meetings, including the Annual General Meetings. Once logged in, these documents become visible as a separate article in Past Events.

    If your institution is a SAFE member but you don't have a User Name and Password - send an email to Katherine Flynn with your 3 food safety interests and you will be registered.

    If your institution is not a SAFE member - you will find information here on how to apply.


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