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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium 2017 AGM Part 2: Dec 14

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting, Part 2 of the SAFE consortium will take place by Teleconference on THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017 at 13H.

    The SAFE AGM generally brings together one or two representatives from each member institute. SAFE activities in the previous year will be reviewed and SAFE plans for 2018 discussed. Decisions are made by consensus or majority vote. You can find the agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM and of previous AGMs on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events.

    The SAFE Annual General Meeting  is taking place in two parts this year:

    Part 1 was on Thursday 4 May by teleconference (Lync). Here, the 2016 budget was closed and the 2017 budget approved. Financial documents were sent to all confirmed participants and questions invited by email. The agenda and minutes are available here. (You must be logged in as a SAFE member to successfully follow this link.)

    Part 2 on Thursday 14 December by teleconference (Lync).

    The SAFE statutes specify that the General Meeting of the Members is the supreme governing body of the SAFE consortium. Come and have your voice included!

    Please RSVP to Katherine Flynn by THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER to confirm your participation in the 2017 SAFE AGM, Part 2 and look forward to seeing you there.

  • SAFE speakers at EFSA Risk Assessment Research Assembly. 7 Feb 2018

    The President of the SAFE consortium Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal of AZTI, and past SAFE consortium Secretary General, past president of the SAFE Executive Board and current Executive Board member, Oddur M. Gunnarsson of Matis Ltd. are invited speakers at the 2018 EFSA Event on Risk Assessment taking place in Utrecht (NL) on 7 February 2018.

    This event will bring together research funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety organisations.

    The aim of the event is to stimulate new partnerships in food safety risk assessment research to safeguard public health and highlight the importance of public funding.

    Link here to more information, including registration details.

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in ealry 2018.

    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 Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 



     

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 16 NOVEMBER

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

    Thursday 16 November at 13H CET

    Thursday 14 December at 13H CET: SAFE Annual General Meeting of Members, Part 2

    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.

     

Members

Norwegian Veterinary Institute (Norway)

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is a national biomedical research institute, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian Research Council to provide independent, research-based advisory support to the governing authorities in the fields of terrestrial and aquatic animal health and food safety.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has been a member of the SAFE consortium since the last quarter of 2015.

 

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National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (Norway)

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The Norwegian National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) conducts research on the seafood you eat. The institute studies fish nutrition and the effects of fish and seafood consumption on our health.

The Norwegian National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research has been a member of the SAFE consortium since June 2016.

 

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NRC (Switzerland)

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The Nestlé Research Center (NRC) is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and has additional locations in China, Japan and the US. Founded in 1987, the NRC is at the heart of fundamental scientific research and innovation within Nestlé’s global Research & Development Network.  The NRC supports all Nestlé product categories and helps fulfill Nestlé's mission of Good Food, Good Life.

NRC has been an associate member of the SAFE consortium since 2014.

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PAN (Poland)

panPAN is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research and is located in Olsztyn. The institute has been functioning for 20 years, always holding a leading position amongst Polish research centres. The institute is known for its collaborations throughout Europe and internationally.

PAN has been a member of the SAFE consortium since January 2010.

 

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ESB-UCP (Portugal)

esbESB-UCP is the College of Biotechnology of the Catholic University of Portugal. It is the country's leading supplier of research and education in Food Science and Technology, with more than 25 scientists on its staff and a 20 year track record in research and teaching. ESB is lcoated in Porto and is one of the major institutions in Portugal in food safety.

ESB has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2007.

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NOFIMA (Norway)

nofimaNofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture, is a business-oriented research group working for the aquaculture, fisheries and food industry. Established in 2008, the main office is in Tromsø Norway and there are over 400 employees. Nofima has four business areas: Marine, Food, Ingredients and Market.

Nofima has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2009.

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DiSBA (Italy)

The Department of Bio-Agrifood Sciences (DiSBA) is one of the 7 Departments of the scientific network of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The activities managed by the Department are performed in 9 Institutes, spread over the whole national territory and involving over 700 personnel.

DiSBA has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2002.

 

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IBA (Romania)

IBA is a non-academic public-owned self-financing research organisation conducting food and nutritional research, product and technology development, lifelong learning programmes, and small-scale production of special foods. As one of the most prominent RTD entities within the country, IBA plays an important role in developing national food policies by providing expert advice to authorities.

IBA has been a member of the SAFE consortium since January 2010.

 

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MATIS (Iceland)

matisMatis Ltd. is a dynamic R&D company active in food safety, food processing and product development, biotechnology and novel products. Matis is located in 10 cities or towns around Iceland and has approximately110 employees; about 29 have a Ph.D. degree. Matis has strong connections to the universities in Iceland and about 8 PhD students and many M.Sc students are doing their research at Matis in cooperation with the industry in Iceland and abroad. The company is government-owned and was established January 1, 2007 following the merger of three former public food research institutes.

Matis has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2008.

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UPO-DFB Center (Italy)

dfbDrug and Food Biotechnology Center (DFB) is an interdisciplinary research group at the Department of Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences at the University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara Italy. the purpose of the Center is to stimulate applied and basic research programmes in pharmaceutical and food biotechnology.

DFB Center has been a member of the SAFE consortium since 2009.

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AZTI-Tecnalia (Spain)

aztiAZTI-Tecnalia is a non-profit private foundation committed to the social and economical development of the marine environment and food sector and is part of Tecnalia Corporation (www.tecnalia.es). The Food Research Division at AZTI is aimed at improving the quality, productivity and innovation of food products and processes. It offers applied R&D on (i) Food Safety and Biodetection (ii) New Food Products (iii) Novel Technologies (iv) Sustainability of the Food Chain.

AZTI-Tecnalia has been a member of the SAFE consoritum since 2007.

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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.