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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

SAFE at Global Food Safety: 7&8 Sept 2016

SAFE consortium was proud to once again be a Promotional Partner for the Global Food Safety Summit. The 11th annual Summit was on 7 and 8 September in Barcelona (ES). This 2-day event  brought together 100+ key stakeholders in the global food and beverage supply chain, including industry, researchers and regulators. All participants profited from the excellent presentatinos, the networking possibilities and the opportunities to share strategic insights offered by this prestigious summit.

SAFE members enjoyed a registration discount.

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SAFE at Wageningen Food Law Winter School: Feb 2016

SAFE consortium Scientific Secretary, Dr. Katherine Flynn, Ph.D., gave a lecture on 'Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment' at the Food Law Winter School organised by Wageningen University from 1 to 5 Feb 2016.

 

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SAFE MEMBERS ONLY: Agendas & Minutes 2016

Here you may download agendas and minutes for all 2016 SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings.

 

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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 at EuroFoodChem 2015: 13-16 Oct

EuroFoodChem 2015 was held in Madrid (ES) from 13 through 16 Oct. As in previous years, there was a special SAFE Session on Food Safety.

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SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2016

Log in as a SAFE member to download agendas and minutes from EB meetings and from SAFE member meetings. Once logged in, these documents become available as an article in Past Events. Minutes from previous years are also available as separate articles in Past Events.

  • 18 Jan 2016
  • 22 Feb 2016
  • 15 March 2016
  • 18 April 2016
  • 13 May 2016 (AGM Part 1)
  • 30 August 2016
  • 27 September 2016
  • 21 October 2016 (AGM Part 2)

SAFE at Feeding The Planet: High Technologies, New Frontiers and Legal Implications: 12 Oct 2015

This conference was organized by Food Lawyers Network Worldwide and took place at EXPO Milano.

Co-organisers of the conference were EuCheMS (Division of Food Chemistry of European Chemical Sciences), the SAFE consortium and the Università del Piemonte Orientale.

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SAFE at Global Food Safety 2015: 8&9 Sept

The 10th annual Global Food Safety was on 8 and 9 September in Amsterdam. This event brought together key stakeholders in the global food and beverage supply chain, including industry, researchers and regulators. SAFE consortium was proud to once again be a Promotional Partner for this event. SAFE members enjoyed a registration discounted by 20% or 30% for groups of 3 or more. Visit the site here.

Read the SAFE summary of the Event here.

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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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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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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 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 at Improving Food Safety and Labelling in the EU: Smarter Rules for a Sustainable Agri-Food Chain, 10 Sept 2014

food safetyThe SAFE consortium chaired this Brussels event which was organised by the Public Policy Exchange. The event was an opportunity for experts, policy makers, NGOs and other key stakeholders to discuss the latest European regulatory action on food safety and food labelling, targeting a sustaianble agri-food chain. The symposium allowed delegates to assess the current challenges faced and to share best practices and initiatives from across Europe.

Link to the Event site, which includes the programme and commentary on the event, here.

 

Photo courtesy of Public Policy Exchange

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 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 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.

SAFE Event 2013: Cooking up a storm: Where now for food safety in Europe? 4 June

The SAFE consortium introduced its strategic Vision Document on Food Safety,

 

"Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda"

 

on 4 JUNE 2013 at Hotel Leopold in Brussels.

Download the PRESS RELEASE here.

 

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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

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.