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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium 2017 AGM Part 2: Dec 14

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting, Part 2 of the SAFE consortium will take place by Teleconference on THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017 at 13H.

    The SAFE AGM generally brings together one or two representatives from each member institute. SAFE activities in the previous year will be reviewed and SAFE plans for 2018 discussed. Decisions are made by consensus or majority vote. You can find the agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM and of previous AGMs on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events.

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

    Part 1 was on Thursday 4 May by teleconference (Lync). Here, the 2016 budget was closed and the 2017 budget approved. Financial documents were sent to all confirmed participants and questions invited by email. The agenda and minutes are available here. (You must be logged in as a SAFE member to successfully follow this link.)

    Part 2 on Thursday 14 December by teleconference (Lync).

    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 Katherine Flynn by THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER to confirm your participation in the 2017 SAFE AGM, Part 2 and look forward to seeing you there.

  • SAFE speakers at EFSA Risk Assessment Research Assembly. 7 Feb 2018

    The President of the SAFE consortium Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal of AZTI, and past SAFE consortium Secretary General, past president of the SAFE Executive Board and current Executive Board member, Oddur M. Gunnarsson of Matis Ltd. are invited speakers at the 2018 EFSA Event on Risk Assessment taking place in Utrecht (NL) on 7 February 2018.

    This event will bring together research funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety organisations.

    The aim of the event is to stimulate new partnerships in food safety risk assessment research to safeguard public health and highlight the importance of public funding.

    Link here to more information, including registration details.

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in ealry 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 Meetings 2017- 16 NOVEMBER

    The upcoming 2017 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Thursday 16 November at 13H CET

    Thursday 14 December at 13H CET: SAFE Annual General Meeting of Members, Part 2

    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.

     

The SAFE consortium

Introduction

The SAFE consortium is the short name for the European Association for Food Safety. We are a non-profit, non-governmental international association of a scientific nature. We were founded in Brussels in 2002.

SAFE is an association of organisations pursuing activities related to food safety: Public or Private Research Institutes, Universities, National or International Associations or Societies, Food or food-related industry and Research Groups and Departments within these organisations.

The SAFE consortium is governed by the members: Decisions are made at general meetings of the members, including but not limited to the Annual General Meeting, and by the member-appointed Executive Board. The general meeting of the members is the supreme governing body of the association. All members are invited to participate in the general meeting.

SAFE is as an independent voice for food safety research in Europe for the ultimate benefit of the public.

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Mission and Objectives

The SAFE consortium

mission

The mission of the SAFE consortium is to Keep Food Safety on the Agenda: on the agenda of researchers, of industry, of policy-makers and legislators, of journalists, of funding bodies and of the general public. We aim to stimulate the public debate in Europe on the scientific aspects of food safety.

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Organization

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members is the governing body of the SAFE consortium. The AGM decides on the general policy of the consortium and oversees the management of the consortium by the Executive Board.The AGM is organised on or before or April 30th each year. All scientists at SAFE member institutes are invited to join the Annual General Meeting. The SAFE consortium is run by its members!

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Executive Board

Members of the 2017 SAFE consortium Executive Board (in alphabetical order by Institute).

- Begoña Pérez Villarreal, Business Director Food Research Division, AZTI-Tecnalia, Derio (Bizkaia), Spain. President of the Executive Board. Joined the EB in 2010, elected President in 2012.

- Tim Hogg, Professor of Microbiology, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Catolica Portuguese, Porto, Portugal. Vice-President of the Executive Board. Joined the EB in 2010, elected Vice-President in 2012.

- Oddur Már Gunnarsson, Director Business Development, Matís, Reykjavík, Iceland. Joined the EB in 2016.

- Nastasia Belc, Director General, Institutul National Bioresurse Alimentare IBA, Bucharest, Romania. Represented by Irina Smeu. Joined the EB in 2013.

- Helga Næs, Research Director, Nofima, Ås, Norway. Joined the EB in 2012.

- Ryszard Amarowicz, Head of Department of Chemical and Physical Properties of Food, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Science. Joined the EB in 2014.

Read more to see members of previous SAFE consortium Executive Boards...

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Office

office

The SAFE consortium maintains an office in Brussels, but most of the activities of the consortium are carried out and co-ordinated by the office staff, the SAFE Executive Board and the SAFE members from their home locations.

SAFE Office Staff:

  • Dr. Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Secretary General
  • Dr. Katherine Flynn, Scientific Secretary

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Objectives

Objectives

The SAFE consortium is the international association of scientific institutes and universities who work together in the area of food safety related sciences. We want to stimulate the public debate on food safety and we can do that unhampered by links to government and industry because all members have the full right to publish in the public interest.

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Activities

Activities

In accordance with its remit, the activities developed by the SAFE consortium will be confined to food safety sciences, interpreted in its broadest sense to include agricultural inputs and the complete chains of food and feed production, processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, retail, consumption and consumer research.

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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.