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SAFE Welcomes 3 New Members in January 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO!

SAFE Joins ActInPak COST Action

Video Release. Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?

Read about the SAFE Food Safety Workshop of 18 Oct 2017

SAFE Joins FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board

SAFE is a GHI Supporting Organization

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SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants

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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.

     

Welcome!

In 2017, The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium celebrated 15 years of Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda. SAFE has become the independent food safety voice in Europe.

SAFE One-Pager on Framework Programme 9

Food safety is embedded in the food-related problems that society faces and the solutions being proposed for them.

In June 2018, SAFE consortium released a one-pager on food safety priorities related to the global challenges being addressed by Framework Programme 9. The paper was distributed to the FP9 Programme Committee and European Commission officials.

This SAFE consortium one-pager was co-authored by 10 individual SAFE members from 7 different SAFE member institutes located throughout Europe.

Transforming the EU Agri-Food Sector

In January 2018, a joint declaration was issued to transform the food sector in Europe into a more competitive, sustainable and trusted sector, to secure the production of safe and nutritious food that every consumer loves. The declaration was sent to President Juncker.

Six organisations authored this initiative, including FOODforce in which SAFE consortium is active as an Associated Organisation. The other authors were: EFFoST, EITFood, FoodDrinkEurope, FoodNexus and FoodForLife. The declaration is hosted by the FoodDrinkEurope website, link here, where it is still possible to add an endorsement.

Read the Declaration here.

Read the SAFE consortium Endorsement here.

See the list of Endorsers here.

SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants

April 2018 release of a summary paper from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminant: Riskier Than We Think?". Read it here.

This 4-page glossy is from the 1 1/2 hour workshop which featured the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis as keynote speaker and the Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner as host.

Read more about the workshop here, including links to presentations and related publications.

See the 3 1/2 minute summary video of the workshop here.

SAFE welcomes 3 new members in Jan 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO

The following three institutes were accepted as full members of the SAFE consortium at the December 2017 Annual General Member's Meeting:

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA).

The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania.

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland-Valais Wallis (HES-SO).

These institutes are free to publish in the public interest and each presented a bibliography of high quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals authored by numerous scientists at their respective institutes.

The memberships begin January 2018 and we look forward to successful collaboration. Welcome!

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. 



 

SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

"Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?" was the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop which took place WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 at the Radisson Red Hotel in BRUSSELS (just across from the European Parliament).

Christofer Fjellner, Member of European Parliament was the host and Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety gave the keynote address.

Europeans tend to be concerned about chemical contaminants in food, believing that natural and microbial contaminants are of little risk. Experts state the opposite: food microbes and their toxins can have severe health consequences. This workshop aimed at strengthening the understanding of natural and microbial food contamination, debunking the myths around the word 'natural' and bringing much needed attention to this often-overlooked food risk.

Keep reading to download the programme, the workshop booklet, the speaker presentations, the video summary, the print summary and related publications.

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SAFE joins ActInPak Action

SAFE consortium was invited to join the ongoing COST Action ActInPak, Active and Intelligent Fibre-Based Packaging in January 2017. SAFE brings its expertise in European food safety to this packaging initiative.

Many thanks to the Action Leader, Sanne Tiekstra of Bumaga NL for the invitation.

SAFE News

SAFE One-Pager on Framework Programme 9

Food safety is embedded in the food-related problems that society faces and the solutions being proposed for them.

In June 2018, SAFE consortium released a one-pager on food safety priorities related to the global challenges being addressed by Framework Programme 9. The paper was distributed to the FP9 Programme Committee and European Commission officials.

This SAFE consortium one-pager was co-authored by 10 individual SAFE members from 7 different SAFE member institutes located throughout Europe.

Transforming the EU Agri-Food Sector

In January 2018, a joint declaration was issued to transform the food sector in Europe into a more competitive, sustainable and trusted sector, to secure the production of safe and nutritious food that every consumer loves. The declaration was sent to President Juncker.

Six organisations authored this initiative, including FOODforce in which SAFE consortium is active as an Associated Organisation. The other authors were: EFFoST, EITFood, FoodDrinkEurope, FoodNexus and FoodForLife. The declaration is hosted by the FoodDrinkEurope website, link here, where it is still possible to add an endorsement.

Read the Declaration here.

Read the SAFE consortium Endorsement here.

See the list of Endorsers here.

SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants

April 2018 release of a summary paper from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminant: Riskier Than We Think?". Read it here.

This 4-page glossy is from the 1 1/2 hour workshop which featured the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis as keynote speaker and the Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner as host.

Read more about the workshop here, including links to presentations and related publications.

See the 3 1/2 minute summary video of the workshop here.

Natural Contaminants Workshop Video Released

 

January 2018 release of the highlight video from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, 'Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?'. Watch 3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the 1 1/2 hour workshop featuring Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner and European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

See the 3.5 minute video here.

SAFE welcomes 3 new members in Jan 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO

The following three institutes were accepted as full members of the SAFE consortium at the December 2017 Annual General Member's Meeting:

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA).

The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania.

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland-Valais Wallis (HES-SO).

These institutes are free to publish in the public interest and each presented a bibliography of high quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals authored by numerous scientists at their respective institutes.

The memberships begin January 2018 and we look forward to successful collaboration. Welcome!

Video Release !

January 2018 release of the highlight video from the October 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop, 'Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?'. Watch 3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the 1 1/2 hour workshop featuring Member of European Parliament Christofer Fjellner and European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

See the 3.5 minute video here.

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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.

 

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