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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

    "Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think" is the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop set for WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 in BRUSSELS.

    Europeans tend to be concerned about chemical contaminants in food, believing that natural and microbial contaminants are of little risk. Experts state the opposite: food microbes and their toxins can have severe health consequences. This workshop aims at strengthening the understanding of natural and microbial food contamination, debunking the myths around the word 'natural' and bringing much needed attention to this often-overlooked food risk.

    Download the draft programme here.

    The workshop is free. More information will be available here soon.

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 20 OCTOBER

    The upcoming 2017 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Firday 29 September at 13H CET

    Friday 20 October at 13H CET

    Thursday 16 November at 13H 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

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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SAFE Consortium Endocrine Disruption Workshop of November 2009

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The 2-day workshop, ‘Dietary Exposure to Endocrine-Active Pesticides’ was held on 26 and 27 November at theMartin’s Central Park Hotel in Brussels. There were 31 experts from industry, government, academia and non-profits in attendance and a summary paper of the Workshop has been published in Environment International.

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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@safeconsortium.org, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.