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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. January 2019

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology as the first issue of TIFS 2019.

    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 early 2019. 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 9 Nov. 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.

     

Past Events

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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SAFE Member Event: Pigments in Food, 18-21 June 2013

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This 4 day Congress took place at the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale in Novara Italy from 18 to 21 June 2013. The programme featured 5 keynote lectures by international experts in the field as well as short oral presentations and poster contributions.

Link here for the Congress website where you will find the Scientific Programme.

This event was organised by SAFE member Drug and Food Biotechnology Center, DFB

SAFE Member Event: First International Course in Dry Cured Meat Products

Dry curing of meats is a method that has been used for millenia. This course was organized for professionals working with meats. It provided a comprehensive overview, including a significant amount of practical work, regarding all aspects related to manufacture of fermented sausages and dry-cured ham.

10 - 14 June 2013 at IRTA Center in Monells (Girona) Spain.

Link here for more information, including the progra.

This course was organised by SAFE consortium member IRTA.

SAFE 2013 Annual General Meeting

The 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the SAFE consortium took place on Tuesday 4 June from 14h30 - 17h30 in Brussels Belgium.

It was preceded by "Cooking up a storm: Where now for food safety in Europe?", the presentation event of the SAFE consortium Vision Document on Food Safety, "Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda".

Representatives from all SAFE member institutes were invited.

 

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SAFE Event 2013: Opening Video

Chair of the SAFE Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal, opens the June 4 2013 SAFE event, "Cooking up a storm: Where now for food safety in Europe?".

See the 5 minute video here.

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.