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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.