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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.

     

Members

Institute of Life Technologies of Hes-so Valais-Wallis (Switzerland)

The Institute of Life Technologies is part of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais-Wallis).

Our activities include applied research and development (aR&D), services and continuing education courses. Our partners are SMEs and multinationals from the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, food, cosmetic and chemical industry sectors.

Our team of approx. 70 professors, scientific and technical staff members carry out a large number of research projects every year. They also provide a wide range of accredited services (ISO17025) and consultancy that fulfil the highest quality requirements.

Our research areas:

  • Diagnostic Systems
  • Food and Natural Products
  • Biotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Peptide and Protein Technologies

The Institute of Life Technologies of the School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais Wallis has been a member of SAFE consortium since January 2018.

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Food Institute of KTU (Lithuania)

The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU FI) is a research institution established in 1958 to conduct internationally recognized food science and technology research as well as to serve the food industry.

KTU FI consists of sensory, microbiology, chemistry and technology laboratories, and Food Research Center (LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, scope: physical chemical and microbiological research of food products).

The research at Food Institute ranges from food microbiology including genomics, food chemistry, food analysis to technological functionality and wholesomeness, sustainable food processing technology, exploratory data analysis to sensory quality and consumer perception.

The main research infrastructure covers Liquid / gas chromatography, PCR amplification and DNA pyrosequencing analytic equipment.

Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology has been a SAFE member since January 2018.

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Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of SUA Nitra (Slovak Republic)

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences (FBFS) is one of the 6 faculties of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra in Slovak Republic.

The Faculty was established in 2002 and launched its activities on January 1 2003. This young but progressive Faculty is dedicated to educate qualified  experts specialized to understand and manage biological, chemical, technological and economic sciences focused on modern processes of food production, evaluation and processing as well as specific biotechnological products. The main goal is to achieve the biological and technological integrity of the „agricultural product - food system.“

Research tasks at the FBFS are performed in 3 fields:

  • Food Sciences
  • Agrobiotechnology
  • Applied Biology

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences (FBFS) of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra has been a member of SAFE consortium since January 2018.

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Norwegian Veterinary Institute (Norway)

 

 

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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Institute of Marine Research (Norway)

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is the biggest research institute of its kind in Europe, with over 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. The activity linked to research on fish nutrition and the effects of fish and seafood consumption on our health are continued in the new institute.

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IAR-PAS (Poland)

panIAR-PAS is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences 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.

IAR-PAS has been a member of the SAFE consortium since January 2010.

 

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College of Biotechnology of the Catholic University of Portugal (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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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.