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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.


SAFE consortium AGM: 21 OCTOBER at Food Factory 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:47

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The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SAFE consortium took place in two parts. Part 1 was on 13 MAY 2016 by Teleconference and Part 2 on 21 OCTOBER 2016 at the SAFE Annual Event: a workshop on Safe Food for the Future at the Food Factory 2016 Conference in Laval France.

The SAFE AGM genereally brings together one or two representatives from each member institute and 2016 was no exception.. SAFE activities and finances in the previous year were reviewed and SAFE plans and budget for 2017 was discussed. Decisions were made by consensus or majority vote. You can find the agenda and minutes of the 2016 AGM and of previous AGMs on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events.

The SAFE Annual General Meeting  took place in two parts this year:

Part 1 on Friday 13 May by teleconference (Lync). Here, the 2015 budget was closed and 2016 budget approved. Financial documents were sent to all confirmed participants and questions invited by email.

Part 2 on Friday 21 October at the SAFE Annual Event. The Annual Event was a ½ day workshop on ‘Safe Food for the Future’ as part of the 3 day Food Factory 2016 conference in Laval France. More information on the SAFE Event and on the conference as a whole is available on the SAFE website, Past Events. The SAFE workshop was the morning of 21 Oct and Part II of the AGM the afternoon.

The SAFE AGM was originally planned for 13 May in Brussels. However, due to the difficulty of travelling to Brussels at that time, the schedule was changed to the rather unusual one above.

The SAFE statutes specify that the General Meeting of the Members is the supreme governing body of the SAFE consortium. Come and have your voice included!

Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER to confirm your participation in Part 2 of the SAFE AGM and look forward to seeing you there.

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.