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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Global Food Safety Summit: 12-13 Sept 2018

    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 include case study experiences. Networking opportunities are plentiful as representatives from major food and beverage producers, suppliers and retailers will participate.

    Read about last year's summit, including a link to the SAFE consortium presentation given by SAFE Executive Board member Oddur Gunnarsson from Matis Ltd., Iceland here.

    SAFE members enjoy a special reduced registration, 20% off with code TSC20 and 30% off for groups of 3+ with code TSC30.

    See the event programme here.

    Read more about the event and link to the registration here.

  • Biotechnology and Quality of Raw Materials and Foodstuffs: 17-19 Sept 2018

    The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Slovak University of Agriculture at Nitra, a SAFE member since January 2018, announces the 13th International Conference on Biotechnology and Quality of Raw Materials and Foodstuffs. SAFE consortium Scientific Secretary will give a Plenary Lecture, Sparking New Life into Food Safety Research.

    The conference will take place from 17-19 September 2018 at the Smolenice Castle in Smolenice, Slovak Republic. Sessions include

    • Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
    • Food Design and Innovation
    • Personalized Nutrition and Health
    • Innovation Trends in Food Industry

    Abstracts for poster and oral presentations will be accepted until July 31 2018. Following, papers will be published in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. See instructions for authors.

    Look forward to meeting you there!

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Autumn 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in autumn 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 autumn 2018. 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 1 Oct. 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.



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1 SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants 524
2 Natural Contaminants Workshop Video Released 1682
3 SAFE welcomes 3 new members in Jan 2018: SUA, KTU and HES-SO 2632
4 SAFE joins ActInPak Action 2876
5 SAFE Releases Workshop Summary: Food-Related Health Risks and Technologies to Increase Food Safety 7379
6 SAFE announces a new Secretary General 6002
7 SAFE becomes GHI Supporting Organization 6533
8 SAFE active in FOODforce 5228
9 SAFE welcomes its newest member: NIFES 7786
10 SAFE Position Paper Released April 2016: Safe Food for the Future 8526
11 SAFE Joins FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board 10089
12 SAFE at E.N.G. Global Food Safety:Sep 2015 5203
13 SAFE welcomes its newest member: Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Sep 2015 4051
14 SAFE in the Food Press: FoodQualityNews 2983
15 SAFE Annual General Meeting Charts Next Year's Course: June 2015 6399
16 SAFE consortium Dissemination 2013-2014 4180
17 New SAFE Position Paper Released:May 2015 4867
18 SAFE in the food press:Food Quality & Safety 3907
19 SAFE in the food press: Private Label International 4258
20 SAFE is Stakeholder Consultant for H2020 Work Programme 5995
21 SAFE in 5801
22 New SAFE Position Paper Released: Improving Food Safety 6760
23 Call of Interest to SAFE members: Collaborations for H2020 proposals 6309
24 Call of Interest for SAFE members: Food Allergies 5940
25 SAFE Vision Document Featured by New Food and FoodProduction 6046
26 READ The SAFE consortium Strategic Vision Document, "Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda" 10295
27 SAFE Food Safety News - Mar and Apr 2013 5577
28 SAFE Food Safety News - Jan and Feb 2013 6778
29 SAFE Executive Board Shifts SAFE Focus to a Yearly Food Safety Event 6251
30 New SAFE Position Paper: Endocrine Disruption from Low Level Exposure to Pesticide Combinations 5557
31 SAFE Food Safety News - Nov and Dec 2012 5494
32 New SAFE Position Paper: Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce 5593
33 SAFE Food Safety News - October 2012 4797
34 SAFE Institute News from Nofima 4717
35 SAFE Food Safety News - August and September 2012 4984
36 SAFE consortium Welcomes Its Newest Member stating that SIK will join SAFE as of January 2012 21130
37 SAFE Food Safety News - July 2012 4990
38 SAFE Food Safety News - June 2012 8257
39 SAFE Food Safety News - May 2012 6930
40 SAFE Food Safety News - April 2012 9711
41 SAFE Food Safety News - March 2012 11620
42 SAFE Food Safety News - February 2012 6828
43 SAFE Food Safety News - January 2012 6182
44 SAFE consortium/IBA Announce a Workshop on Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce 5959
45 SAFE Food Safety News - December 2011 9375
46 SAFE consortium publishes a Position Paper on Food Contact Materials 6499
47 SAFE Members Only Pages Now Available 5641
48 SAFE consortium publishes a Predictive Microbiology Position Paper 6684
49 SAFE consortium welcomes its newest member 6488
50 ETP Food4Life will revise its Strategic Research Agenda 8820

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.