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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.

     

Past Events

SAFE MEMBER EVENT: Satiety: From Origins To Applications, 3 March 2015

London (UK)

Download the leaflet, including the full programme and registration information, here.

This event is organsied by the UK Association for the Study of Obesity in conjunction with two EU Framework 7 projects: SATIN and Full4Health.

 

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SAFE at the EFSA Conference:14-16 Oct 2015

 

EFSA held its 2nd Scientific Conference

in MILAN ITALY on 14-16 October 2015 in the context of World EXPO 2015

The conference included outstanding invited presentations, several hundred posters and over 900 participants.

The SAFE consortium presented a poster,

"Keeping food safety challenges on current and futrue agendas: The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium" in the session Expertise for the Future.

 

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SAFE EVENT 2015: Keeping Safety and Integrity in the Food Chain: A View from Many Sides, Mar 27.

26 and 27 March 2015 in Bilbao Spain
A SAFE CONSORTIUM WORKSHOP
at the International Conference "ASSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE FOOD CHAIN"

Visit the Conference website here.

Food integrity and food authenticity are new buzz words, defined in part as undiminished foods that are in perfect condition. The SAFE consortium message is that food safety is an integral part of food integrity: a food whose origin is unknown cannot be assured to be safe. At this workshop, leading research scientists, industry representatives, consumer groups and regulators addressed the intersection of food safety and food integrity.

Download the final programme here.

SAFE members, log in and download the presentations on the Past Events page.

 

SAFE AGM 2015. 25 June

Nine representatives of SAFE consortium member institutes attended the SAFE Annual General Meeting  on THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2015 at the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) building in Brussels.

The agenda included a presentation from DG Research and Innovation on H2020 Work Programmes and the role for food safety. Additionally, SAFE members discussed immediate and long term plans for the SAFE consortium. On Friday 26 June, the Bio-Based Industries Public-Private Partnership Joint Undertaking hosted an INFORMATION DAY in Brussels attended by several SAFE members. Visit their website here.

SAFE Members may download the AGENDA and the MINUTES of the meeting:

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Food Safety Implications of Climate Change and Climate Variability: 24-25 Sept 2014

SAFE co-organised this interesting and timely event together with the Joint Research Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change – FACCE-JPI , with the contribution of Romanian SAFE member Institutul de Bioresurse Alimentare – IBA , and the support of the Romanian Government.

The Workshop was the second exploratory workshop within the 2014-2015 Implementation Plan of the FACCE-JPI Strategic Research Agenda and took place at the IBA headquarters in Bucharest on 24 and 25 September 2014.

A printable announcement for the Workshop can be downloaded here.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

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SAFE in Food Outbreak Forum, 24 Sept 2014

The SAFE consortium participated in a Food Outbreak Roundtable organised by Food Production Daily.com and Food Quality News.com.

The core of the discussion was weighing the answer to this question, 'What's the best way to minimize risk of exposure from foodborne illness outbreaks?' The Roundtable was first broadcast on September 24 and continues to be available on demand. Link here to listen to the timely 1 hour discussion and to pose questions to the participants.

Representing SAFE was the Scientific Secretary, Dr. Katherine Flynn, Ph.D.. She was joined by Food Safety experts from EFSA, the US FDA and academia.

 

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SAFE at Global Food Safety Summit, 9&10 Sept 2014

SAFE consortium was a media partner at this exciting and timely event: The European Networking Group's 9th Annual Summit on Global Food Safety, which took place in Madrid Spain on 9 and 10 September 2014. SAFE members also enjoyed a discounted registration.

 

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SAFE EVENT 2014: Food Integrity: Beyond Authenticity and Safety, 17 Sept

On 17 SEPTEMBER 2014 the SAFE consortium organised its annual Event and annual General Member's Meeting at the Hotel Leopold in Brussels.

This year the SAFE Event was Food Integrity: Beyond Authenticity and Safety, including food adulteration, food fraud, country of origin questions and confirmation of genuine foods. Representatives from industry, consumer groups and regulators shared ideas with research scientists from SAFE member institutes at this timely event.

Download the programme here. Download the Event Summary here.

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SAFE Member Event:Sustainable Approaches to Reduce & Valorise Food Waste. A Global Perspective, 28 Nov 2013

The PLANTY 2013 Workshop: Sustainable Approaches to Reduce & Valorise Food Waste: A Global Perspective

 

took place 28 November 2013 in Girona Spain.

 

The event was organised by SAFE Member IRTA.

 

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SAFE Member Event:Cocoa Coffee and Tea, 9-11 Oct 2013

CoCoTea 2013 | Second International Congress - 09-11 October 2013 - Naples, ItalyThe 2nd International Congress on Cocoa Coffee and Tea

was 9 to 11 October 2013 in Naples Italy.

This event was organized by SAFE member DFB Center.

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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.