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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems: 22 May 2019

    SAFE member National R&D Institute for Food Bioresources, IBA in Romania is organising this conference which will take place under the Romanian presidency of the European Union.

    The intention is to create a supportive environment for establishing new collaborations in the field of agri-food research that share the same ideas as the Food 2030 initiative.

    The main aim of the event is to raise awareness about sustainable production and consumption, to minimize food waste and to transform agrofood by products and residues into new raw materials for different purposes with an environmentally friendly approach.

    More information and link to register is here.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Global Food Safety Summit. 2-3 Sept 2019

    Managing a safe and secure global food supply chain from farm to fork!

    As in previous years, this event will bring together key stakeholders from all along several food chains including manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and the experts that support them. Highlights of the event will include case study experiences. Networking opportunities will be plentiful as representatives from major food and beverage producers, suppliers and retailers participate.

    Read about the Global Food Safety Summits of previous years, including a link to the SAFE consortium presentation given in 2017 by SAFE Executive Board member Oddur Gunnarsson from Matis Ltd., Iceland here.

    SAFE members enjoye a special reduced registration.

    See the event programme here (coming soon)

    Read more about the event here.

  • INCREaSE 2019: 9-11 Oct 2019

    SAFE consortium will participate in the International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXIst Century to be held at the University of Algarve in Faro PT from 8-11 October 2019.

    The SAFE Secretary General, Katherine M Flynn, is a member of the Scientific Committee.

    Read about SAFE participation in INCREaSE 2017 here.

    Abstract submission is now open!

    Hope to see you at INCREaSE 2019!

  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2019

    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.


Become a member

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Become a member
Membership in the European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium is open to any organisation that

1. provides research, development & innovation or other technology-related services related to food safety.

2. is managerially independent.

3. is of high scientific excellence.

4. wants to participate in the SAFE mission of Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda


Membership categories

SAFE consortium has two member categories:

1. Full members

Organisations that do food safety research, development & innovation or other technology-related services as their predominant activity.

These may be societies or associations (national or international); public or private research institutes; government food safety authorities; or universities or faculties, departments and/or research groups within them.

2. Associate members

Food industry and industry associations that have activities related to food safety. Associate members enjoy all benefits of full SAFE membership except i) they may not serve on the SAFE Executive Board and ii) they may not vote at SAFE member meetings.

All scientific employees of SAFE member institutes may fully participate in SAFE initiatives.
Membership fees

1. Full Members:

  • €3000/year for large organisations, more than 250 scientific employees
  • €1500/year for small organisations, 250 or less scientific employees

2. Associate Members:

  • €6000/year for large organisations, more than 250 scientific employees
  • €3000/year for small organisations, 250 or less scientific employees
The demands for membership

a) the member institute or research group should have a scientific integrity guaranteed by the unlimited right to publish in the public interest about food safety issues and

b) the member institute should show academic quality, proven by publications in international scientific journals.

Further steps

If your organisation is interested in a membership, please complete the form here and send it to the SAFE Office by email. All membership requests are considered by the SAFE Executive Board at their monthly meetings:

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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.