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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.

     

Projects

ActinPak

Active and Intelligent Fibre-Based Packaging - Innovation and Market Introduction is a COST Action project, supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. It began in September 2015 and runs through August 2018. Visit the ActinPak website here.

The Action coordinator is Sanne Tiekstra of Bumaga in The Netherlands.

The Action has four Working Groups and SAFE consortium is involved in three: Industrialisation/Market Introduction (WG2), LCA/Sustainability Issues, Health and Safety (WG3) and Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination (WG4).

SAFE joins Action participants representing over 100 institutes and companies in 33 EU and 7 international partner countries to keep food safety on the agenda in the quest for active and intelligent packaging.

 

ISEKI_Food 4

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.

Read more...

People, Planet, Prosperity and the Food Chain

People, Planet, Prosperity and the Food Chain (P3FC) is the name for a series of articles, essays and commentaries by assorted authors which are published in various Food Industry journals. All works in the series address the challenges of producing safe, nutritious and affordable food and making it available to all people at affordable prices in a way which does not damage our planet nor exploit our fellow humans but which remains profitable for the companies involved. No easy task.

All authors are volunteers; food professionals from diverse employment sectors and from around the globe. Recentlly, articles have come from authors working for the food industry, food technology companies, the business world, academia and non-profit groups based in the UK, the USA, Germany, Portugal and Uganda to name a few. Articles have appeared in Food & Beverage International, New Food and Food Safety magazine and we plan to expand to other industry journals and even to consumer magazines.

If you'd like to read the P3FC articles, please log in as a SAFE member and visit the Publications link.

We are always looking for new views on this topic and all potential authors are welcome. If you are interested in contributing an article to the P3FC series, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , the Lead Editor.

MAITRE

MAITRE is an EU-funded FP7 project running until March 2014. It is organised by Minerva Consulting & Communication (Belgium). SAFE is a Work Package leader involved in the organisation of seminars.

MAITRE offers free seminars in MEDIA TRAINING to food scientists. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A MAITRE SEMINAR? Visit the MAITRE website to complete an on-line application.

The interaction between science and the media is a key element in the public's understanding of research issues, including food science research, and of citizens’ consensus on public spending for research.

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Track_Fast

www.trackfast.eu/

Training Requirements and Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe.

FP 7, Contract nr. 227220 (2009 - 2011)

A Support Action led by SAFE member Escola Superior de Biotechnologia - Universidade Católica Portuguesa(ESB), coordinated by Dr. Cristina L.M. Silva. Track_Fast ran from September 2009 through February 2013 with 27 partners throughout Europe and the Associated Countries. SAFE consortium was the Work Package 1 leader: Identification and definition of personal skills requirements in the food job market .

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Transparent Food

Transparent Food is a recently finished EU-funded FP7 project. It was coordinated by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schiefer at the University of Bonn. The SAFE consortium together with SAFE member Escola Superior de Biotechnologia -

Transparent Food - Quality and Integrity in Food: A Challenge for Chain Communication and Transparency Research

 

It is the general objective of the Transparent Food project to “contribute to the development of transparency in the (food and drink) sector by supporting understanding of its complexities, identifying the present state-of-the-art, learning from experiences, making stakeholders aware, specifying deficiencies and research needs, and formulating a research framework for facilitating future research initiatives”. This general objective is captured in the following four concrete and verifiable project objectives:

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Projects

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.

 

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