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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

    "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think" is the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop set for WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 in BRUSSELS.

    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 aims 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.

    Download the draft programme here.

    The workshop is free. More information will be available here soon.

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 20 OCTOBER

    The upcoming 2017 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Firday 29 September at 13H CET

    Friday 20 October at 13H CET

    Thursday 16 November at 13H 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.

     

SAFE EVENT 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct

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Our food is changing: Immigration, globalization, cosmopolitan eating habits and increased international travel are bringing traditional ethnic foods and new fusion dishes into Europe. Soon, new foods and alternate food sources from e.g., food processing waste streams, insects and microalgae may be available; new bio-preservatives and smart packaging may prolong shelf life; and thorough characterization, sustainability and safety assessments will have to be carried out. Food recalls and foodborne outbreaks caused by contamination with toxins, undeclared allergens, hazardous chemicals and/or pathogenic agents are rising. In 2013 the World Health Organisation reported 322 deaths in the EU/EEA from foodborne bacterial disease alone and in 2015 they reported ‘increasing exposure to the risk of foodborne disease’. To protect the European consumer, who assumes that any food found anywhere in Europe is safe to eat, the safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention.

SAFE consortium held a workshop at the 8th International Food Factory for the Future conference, Food Factory 2016, in Laval France. Link to the Food Factory 2016 site here.

Download the final SAFE programme here.

SAFE members, log in to view and download the presentations on the SAFE Past Events page.

Is your institution a SAFE member but you can't log in as a member because you don't have a user name and password? Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your 3 food safety interests and get access!

Is your institution not a SAFE member? Applications for membership are reviewed monthly by the SAFE Executive Board. Review membership requirements, find out about the dues and fill out the membership application here.

This workshop was sponsored in part by the genorosity of Elsevier and in particular their International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science. Thank you!

 

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@safeconsortium.org, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.