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SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants

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

Read about the SAFE Food Safety Workshop of 18 Oct 2017

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

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.

     

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 Special Issue in Trends in Food Science & Technology. Release Event 3 April 2019

On 3 April 2019, 25+ stakeholders attended the Release Event for the SAFE consortium Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology:

Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE consortium

The 80-page Special Issue Journal contains 22 short review articles and an introduction. The articles are organised into five food safety themes, each of which was led by a SAFE member who invited experts in the field to contribute articles for the peer-reviewed publication:

  1. Food in the Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
  2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
  3. Emerging Food SafetyThreats, by DiSBA-CNR in Italy
  4. Chemical Contamination of Food, by azti-tecnalia in Spain
  5. Communication of Food-Related Risks, by ESB-UCP in Portugal

Keep reading to download the Event agenda and presentations

 

 

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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 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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