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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 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 Session on Food Safety at EuroFoodChem Congress - May 2013

The 17th annual EuroFoodChem Congress

took place 7-10 May 2013 in Istanbul Turkey

The SAFE consortium  Special Session on Food Safety was a 2 and 1/2 hour parallel session with a plenary and three short oral presentations.

Thanks to all SAFE members who submitted abstracts !

 

 

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SAFE consortium at the 3rd Annual European Food Safety & Manufacturing Summit

 

Join the SAFE Consortium at the European Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit 2013.


DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE HERE.


SAFE Members Enjoy a Discounted Price!

11 and 12 February 2013

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk The Netherlands


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SAFE consortium Endocrine Disruption Workshop: November 2012

Endocrine disruption from low level exposure to pesticide combinations: What is the evidence for mixture effects in humans?

 

The third in a SAFE Consortium series on endocrine disruptive effects of pesticides was held on 5 and 6 November 2012 at the Martin’s Central Park Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.

SAFE members may download the suggested background reading and the speaker presentations.

Not a SAFE member ? Find out about SAFE membership for your institution here.

Read more to download the Workshop Announcement, Workshop Programme and Workshop Programme Book (including speaker abstracts).

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2012 SAFE Consortium Annual General Meeting + Scientific Meeting

The 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the SAFE consortium took place on Friday 4 May in Brussels Belgium.

It was preceded by a SAFE Consortium Scientific Meeting on Thursday 3 May

All SAFE member institutes were invited and representatives were present from most members.

 

(The SAFE 2011 AGM in Rome)

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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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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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TUBITAK-MAM 4th International Congress on Food and Nutrition together with the SAFE Consortium 3rd International Congress on Food Safety, 12-14 Oct 2011

image2The Congress was held 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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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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Executive Board Meetings 2012

The Executive Board Meeting of 23 November 2012 was held in Copenhagen Denmark.

 

The Executive Board Meeting of 22 and 23 June 2012 was held in Copenhagen Denmark.

 

The Executive Board Meeting of 15 March 2012 was held in Bucharest Romania.

 

 

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 .

Track_Fast Brainstorming Workshop on Food Scientist Skills

 

25 August 2011

Hotel Victoria, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A 1/2 day workshoip sponsored by the Track_Fast project for supervisors/managers of Food Scientists and Food Technologists (FST) in Northern Europe to contribute their ideas on the 'dream' FST employee and how to train him/her.

 

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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

Photos from March 2011 Endocrine workshop

Photos from the SAFE consortium seminar 'Endocrine Disruptive Effects of Pesticides from Low Dose Exposure: Evidence for Non-Monotonic Dose- Response Curves?'

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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.