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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.


Activities and Services

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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 and aquatic inputs and the complete chains of food and feed production, processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, retail, consumption and consumer research. In scientific terms this includes microbiology, molecular genetics, genomics, toxicology, existing and novel food technologies, exposure assessment, risk evaluation and consumer sciences.

The products and services of the consortium include

  • consulting and training activities,
  • participation in EU-promoted and other research projects and
  • promotion and organisation of seminars, workshops and colloquia with related publications, position papers and/or videos.

As a fully independent association, the services that SAFE provides to non-members can provide value that other agencies cannot:

Organisation of peer-reviewed workshops or seminars aimed to inform the educated non-expert on matters related to food safety. SAFE events generally take place in Brussels and are geared towards Members of Parliament, European Commission officials, Missions to the European Union, national and international funding bodies, industry executives, consumer groups and other food-related organisations and consultancies.

SAFE workshops are usually followed by summary reports and, more recently, by video summaries. Our most recent workshop, "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?" was hosted by a Member of the European Parliament. The cover of the Workshop Booklet is shown below.

  • Read about the workshop here.
  • Download the print summary here.
  • See the 3 1/2 minute video summary here
Contact the SAFE Acting Secretary General, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information on a SAFE-organised food safety workshop relevant for your organisation.


Directed advertisements and other assistance. The SAFE website has hosted employment advertisements which received over 1500 hits in one month. In April 2018, SAFE advertised the European Commission search for Health & Food Safety Administrators and for Policy & Legislative Administrators. Below the banner from the SAFE homepage.

Contact the SAFE Acting Secretary General, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information on advertising your job openings on the SAFE website.


The geographical ‘operating area’ of the SAFE consortium includes all of the European Union and the Associated Member States and Countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland etc.) which are fully active within the scientific framework programmes of the Union. Members from outside of Europe with an interest in European food safety are also welcome to apply for membership and the SAFE consortium welcomes activities worldwide!

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.