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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. January 2019

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology as the first issue of TIFS 2019.

    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 early 2019. Stay tuned for further information. 



     

  • GHI Congress on Food Safety and Security: 24 March 2019

    The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is an international non-profit network founded in 2004 to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation. Read more about GHI here.

    GHI will hold its first World Congress to address the problem of differences in regulations between countries and scientifically unjustified food scares which lead to the destruction and/or refusal of safe food. Read more about the Congress here.

    The GHI World Congress will be a platform for presenting the most suitable assays for food safety assessments within different fileds - chemistry and microbiology to genetic toxicology and genomics. Congress participants will produce a declaration which calls for and establishes a target to change regulations based on available knowledge.

    SAFE consortium is a GHI Supporting Organization.

    Early bird registration is open, €595 before 9 Nov. Register here.

     

  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2018-19 JUNE

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

    TUESDAY 19 June at 15H 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.

     

The SAFE consortium

Introduction

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

SAFE is an association of organisations who pursue activities related to food safety: Public or Private Research Institutes, Universities, National or International Associations or Societies, and Research Groups and Departments within these organisations. The requirement for membership in the SAFE consortium is to do high quality food safety-related science and to be free to publish in the public interest.

More about SAFE

Activities and Services

In accordance with its remit, the activities developed by the SAFE consortium are 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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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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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.