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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.

     

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.

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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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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.