The 2nd EU FOOD SAFETY FORUM will be held on 2 and 3 December 2024 in Rome, at CNRConsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche headquarters.

The Forum will gather our members to shape and share new input and vision for the EU Food Safety Systems of the future, by:

  • looking at the future with institutions in a multi-stakeholder framework
  • updating the SRIA – Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
  • exploiting results and best practices from ongoing EU projects
  • powering fresh ideas from young researchers and innovators.

Free participation
Registration is open! click the button below!

Many European consumers are consuming more than the recommended amount of added and free sugars and low- or no-calorie sweeteners offer a potential alternative for people to looking to reduce their intake. Yet consumers are confused about the benefits and risks of sweeteners, and often their perceptions of the health risks of their consumption do not align with the best evidence from the available data on their safety and efficacy. Therefore stakeholders engaged in communication about the sweetener use need to work together to develop innovative and effective communication strategies to improve communication around the topic to the general public.

On 23 September 2024, EUFIC will host and moderate a multi-stakeholder Communication Lab where a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in a dialogue around best practices for communicating to the general public about the health benefits and potential risks of sweetener use.

Why is this relevant ?
During the communication lab, participants will hear insights on consumer perceptions and media portrayal of sweeteners and have a chance to contribute to discussions where they will explore current and future constraints and requirements for effective communication and co-create innovative communication strategies to address these.

Register your interest to attend here.

The Academy of Romanian Scientists and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest are organizing the fifth edition of the International Scientific Conference “Applications of Chemistry in Nanosciences and Biomaterials Engineering (NanoBioMat)” for young researchers on 19-21 June 2024 (online).

The topics for the conference include:
• novel materials; • surface chemistry; • air and soil bioremediation;
• composite materials and biomaterials; • applications of natural compounds and chemical products;
• nanomaterials and bionanomaterials for the controlled release of biologically active molecules;
• bio nanoproducts for bone and tissue regeneration;
• advanced techniques for material processing; • circular economy.

Veronica Lattanzio and Nastasia Belc will co-chair the session “FOOD SAFETY AND NATURAL COMPOUNDS FOR HEALTH“.

They will also present “The EU Food Safety Platform: which opportunities for Youngs acting for the future of Food Safety in EU”.

A  large number of papers – 110 (including 7 plenary lectures and 4 Keynote) will be presented in ~2.5days. 
Colleagues/collaborators/relatives are welcome to participate but they have to make the first part of registration – to fill out the MS FORMS: .
This registration is free and requires less than 1 minute.

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands) organize the 11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2024) in Prague, from November 5 to 8, 2024.

They’re going to prepare a balanced programme including oral presentations given both by invited speakers, researchers and young scientists, satellite workshops, interactive and vendor seminars, extensive poster sessions and nice social events.
Registration open here ! deadline 31 July 2024

The one-hour webinar, organized by ILSI EUROPE, aims to provide a comprehensive update on the Risk-Benefit Assessment of Foods and discuss the current needs and limitations of launching an international survey.

The ILSI Europe Food Contaminants Task Force and the Risk Benefit Assesment (RBA) of Foods Expert Group, what is RBA, and the latest developments will be presented too.


Registration here: Current Perspectives on Risk-Benefit Assessment in Food Safety and Nutrition: Where Do
We Stand? – Webinar – ILSI Europe

The EU Food Safety Platform jointly with CNR ISPA and the Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy is participating in the “Polisostenibili” series of meetings, initiating a participatory dialogue on the sustainability of agrifood chains, with a focus on the cereal, olive oil chains, and biodiversity.
These events are part of the Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile, the largest Italian initiative to raise awareness and mobilize citizens, younger generations, businesses, associations, and institutions on economic, social, and environmental sustainability topics, organized by ASviS – Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile.
The cycle includes four multi-actor workshops in the metropolitan area (Poggiorsini, Bitonto, Altamura, Valenzano) and a final event in Bari, where we’re going to apply the FS4EU net-map analysis.

Questionnaires (in the Italian language) are available here to catch insights from food business operators and experts:
Survey on cereal chain sustainability
Survey on olive oil chain sustainability


The VII National Congress “Mycotoxins and Natural Plant Toxins in the Agro-Food Chain” will be held on June 5-7, 2024, at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Italy. It will focus on risk analysis topics, including dedicated space for risk management and risk assessment, monitoring and exposure assessment, also through biomonitoring studies. Additionally, there will be a session dedicated to analytical methods.
Click here for registrations (by May 19, 2024).

International experts will present input to improve agricultural residue pre-treatment & extraction processes, selection and pre-treatment of feedstocks and innovative and green extraction techniques.

The joint workshop is organized by two international projects:
AGRILOOP – funded by the European Union’s Horizon EUROPE research and innovation programme, the UK Research and Innovation Fund under the UK government’s HEU funding guarantee (GA n. 101081776) and The National Key Research and Development Funds of China,
CIPROMED, funded by PRIMA, a program supported by the EU under GA No. 2231 (PRIMA Call 2022 Section 1 Agri-food (IA)-
The online workshop will be held on May 17th 2024, 9-12.30 AM CET, China time 15-18.30 PM
via ZOOM platform
Zoom link on Agriloop and Cipromed websites
Registration form: Agriloop & Cipromed Webinar

Zoom connection starts at 8.45 CET

The XLII European Culture Collections’ Organisation (ECCO) meeting will be held from 18 to 20 September 2024 in Bari, Italy.

The ECCO meeting is organised by the Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISPA), and sponsored by the CNR-ISPA ITEM Agri-food Microbial Culture Collection, and ISM – International Society on Mycotoxicology.

The meeting will be focused on the study, management and valorisation of Microbe & Microbiome, as biological resources and bio-systems crucial tools for a better understanding of biological systems, to support quality of life and promote the transition towards a better planet.

The conference promotes a holistic and integrated approach on the value of microbial resources and Microbial Biological Research Centers (mBRCs): i) to support basic and applied transdisciplinary sciences, ii) as resilience factors to deal with global changes and sustainable development, and iii) to promote human and animal health in the framework of a OneHealth perspective.

Food Safety and Sustainability: co-designing ideas for future research

The participatory lab is organized by the EU FOOD SAFETY PLATFORM, and its members CNR ISPA and IZS-UM Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche “Togo Rosati”.
It will involve invited Italian experts and young researchers to outline the future scenarios of food research in line with certain sustainable development goals, by applying the participatory process tested by the EU FOOD SAFETY PLATFORM.

The event will be conducted in the Italian language and will unfold in two phases:

1. In-depth exploration of:
Scenarios and research framework on food safety and sustainability (EU Food 2030 Agenda, regulations on sustainability and transparency, FoodSafety4EU agenda on food safety/emerging risks vs sustainable productions); approaches and skills to seize opportunities arising from EU programs

2. Co-design:
participants, starting from innovative research ideas, will be supported in the development and application of new approaches (e.g., multi-actor, systemic, One Health, SDGs) for the co-creation of competitive proposals.

Addressing the sustainability aspects characterizing the developed research ideas, the meeting will contribute to the implementation of the Agenda for the following objectives:
2: ZERO HUNGER – sustainable food production systems and resilient productions (2.4);
3: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING – reduction of negative health effects resulting from food and environmental contaminations (3.9)
12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION – awareness-raising on reducing losses along production and supply chains (12.3) and on the adoption of sustainable practices.

For more information, contact Veronica Lattanzio, EU FOOD SAFETY PLATFORM Coordinator, at
The event contributes to the Italian Festival Sviluppo Sostenibile organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), which brings together almost 300 member organizations among the civil society. It aims to raise the awareness of the Italian society, economic stakeholders and institutions about the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to mobilize them to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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