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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-January

    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.


  • 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!

ISEKI_Food 4

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Towards the Innovation of the Food Chain through the Modernization of Food Studies is an EU-funded Erasmus project. It began in September 2011 and ended in September 2014.

This was the 4th ISEKI Food project! ISEKI Food (Integrating Science and Engineering Knowledge Into Food) projects have been running since the early 2000s.

This is the first time SAFE consortium is a partner in an ISEKI Food project. SAFE was a Core Group Member of Work Package 3, New Skills for New Jobs.

Links to the ISEKI_Food 4 project website and the ISEKI Food Association (IFA) website.


ISEKI_Food 4 is a primarily academic network with 89 partners from all over Europe (3 among these from outside Europe) and 38 associated partners from around the world (Asia, Australia, North and South America). There are three primary objectives of ISEKI_Food 4:

1. To innovate the education and training of Food Science & Technology (FS&T) students
2. To promote the employability and entrepreneurship of the graduated Food Scientist / Food Technologist
3. To develop a lecturing qualification for Food Science & Technology university teaching staff

SAFE is a Core Group Member of Work Package 3, New Skills for New Jobs. The WP coordinator is Marco Dalla Rosa (Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, IT), the co-coordinator is Peter Ho (University of Leeds, UK) and the Core Group partners are Katherine Flynn (SAFE consortium, BE) and Margarida Vieira (University of Algarve, PT).

Identifying and Selecting the Skills and Competences for the FS&T of the Future

SAFE has played a large role in this WP3 task. Here, the WP3 Core Group went directly to currently employed Food Scientists & Technologists and to current Food Science & Technology students and asked them what skills would be most important for their future jobs.

Over 200 responses have been collected thus far for each questionnaire and a preliminary report is already finalized. These data will be further elaborated and presented at the ISEKI_Food 4 2nd Genaral Assembly (Kaunas Lithuania May 2013), as a Webinar (planned for Autumn 2013) and as a peer-reviewed publication.

You can still contribute to this important research! Please take 10 minutes to complete a questionnaire, available on the ISEKI_Food 4 website, here.

Implementation of Soft and Personal Skills and Team working Ability and Aligning New Skills in Food Studies Courses

SAFE is also involved in these WP3 tasks. Here ISKEI_Food 4 partners are organizing Brainstorming Workshops and / or completing questionnaires about HOW soft skills and team work are integrated into Food Science & Technology courses. The goal is to improve the teaching and assessment of these skills. A very useful output is planned: a database of best practices for integrating soft skills and team work into the Food Studies curriculum.
The final step: Development of joint learning modules/programmes to favour student exchanges.  

Work Package 3 and the ISEKI_Food 4 project as a whole have many other interesting activities in progress. Visit the project website here to see the latest news.

The coordinator of Iseki Food 4 is Prof.ssa Paola Pittia at the Università degli Studi di Teramo.

The project is an activity of the ISEKI Food Association. Link here.

ISEKI_Food 4 is supported by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme (518415-LLP-1-2011-1-IT-Erasmus-ENW).


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.