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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

Photos from the Fresh Produce seminar, March 2012

Photos from the Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce seminar in Bucharest, Romania, March 2012

 

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IBA / SAFE consortium Update on Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce seminar: March 2012

15 and 16 March 2012

Food Bioresurce (IBA) Bucharest, Romania

A part of the SAFE Consortium Food Safety Seminar Series

The seminar was attended by 25 experts representing universities, research centres, government laboratories and regulatory agencies in Europe, the Associated Countries and the US.

Our hosts, Nastasia Belc and Florin Soptica of IBA, provided an inviting atmosphere for 2 days of scientific discussion and they didn't forget excellent food, including Romanian specialties! It was a memorable event.

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2nd Annual European Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit 2012

30th - 31st January 2012

Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin
Amstedam, Netherlands

The Summit was a big success.

The SAFE consortium was proud to be the "Lead Supporting Association" for this event.

 

 

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TUBITAK-MAM 4th International Congress on Food and Nutrition together with the SAFE Consortium 3rd International Congress on Food Safety was a big success

 

image2The Congress was held on 12-14 October 2011

at the Harbiye Congress Centre, Istanbul Turkey

A timely and informative joint congress: the TUBITAK/MAM 4th International Congress on Food and Nutrition together with the 3rd SAFE Consortium International Congress on Food Safety. Link here to the Congress web page.

 

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The First International Congress on Cocoa, Coffee and Tea

13 - 16 September 2011

School of Phamacy, Novara, Italy

Link here for the Congress webpage.

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Proposal planning for the KBBE 2012 call

A meeting open to all members of the SAFE consortium was held on June 29 in Brussels.

There were two issues on the agenda:

1. The development of a European master and PhD programme in food safety and

2. The planning of proposal preparation for the 2012 KBBE call, Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology.

The meeting was attended by about two thirds of the SAFE member institutes and it was very successful. A commission of five from all over Europe will start the necessary preparations for the development of food safety curricula. Regarding the 2012 call, several possible project proposals were discussed and consortia around these initiatives will be formed as soon as possible. For further questions please send an email to Harmen Hofstra at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Annual General Meeting 2011

The SAFE consortium Annual General Meeting 2011 was held on Friday May 6th from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. followed by a lunch. All SAFE members are invited to the AGM and this year we had representatives from 13 member institutes. The meeting venue was the Department of Plant Biology of the University Sapienza, Orto Botanico, in Rome, ITALY.

The meeting was held in parallel with the MycoRed General Assembly of 5 and 6 May and there were ample opportunities for networking with colleagues from other scientific institutes and with Commission members. 

Minutes of the meeting are available for SAFE members.

See the photo from the AGM here

SAFE consortium Endocrine Disruption Workshop of March 2011

uvasThe SAFE consortium seminar 'Endocrine Disruptive Effects of Pesticides from Low Dose Exposure: Evidence for Non-Monotonic Dose- Response Curves?' was held 15 and 16 March 2011 in Martin's Central Park Hotel, Brussels BELGIUM. Scientists from academia and industry as well as representatives from the Commission made this a very successful event.

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AZTI-Tecnalia / SAFE consortium Predictive Microbiology Seminar of October 2010

This one day seminar, 'Advanced Tools for Shelf-Life and Safety Prediction in the Food Chain', was organised by SAFE member AZTI-Tecnalia together with the SAFE office, and was held on 25 October 2010 at the AZTI-Tecnalia laboratories in Derio (Bilbao) SPAIN.

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TNO / SAFE consortium Packaging Seminar of February 2010

This lunch-to-lunch seminar, 'Developments in Safety Assessment of Food Contact Materials' was organised by SAFE member TNO together with the SAFE office and was held 24 and 25 February 2010 at the Hotel Bergse Bossen in Driebergen, Netherlands.

 

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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.