‘METROFOOD Connector’ Event: ´Explore societal engagement in research and innovation´

The METROFOOD-RI consortium – as networking partner of FoodSafety4EU platform – is very pleased to invite you to the METROFOOD-PP CONNECTOR EVENT: ´Explore societal engagement in research and innovation´, to be held virtually on January 27th 2022
(register here)

METROFOOD-RI – Infrastructure for promoting metrology in food and nutrition is currently undertaking its Preparatory Phase under the H2020 funded METROFOOD-PP project and is seeking for collaboration & links with actors from different geographical regions to strengthen partnerships and cooperation of mutual benefit.

This virtual networking event intends to create a space for dialogue and multi-disciplinary exchange to explore opportunities for joint collaboration with METROFOOD-RI and for better addressing our services to your requirements and expectations. The event aims to increase stakeholder engagement in research and innovation by creating and implementing a model for effective cooperation among all relevant stakeholders to respond to societal challenges related to the agrifood systems, food and nutrition, share different views, and identify common interests and needs.

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The METROFOOD-PP CONNECTOR EVENT will be realized in two “twin” (identical) sessions – in order to facilitate the participation from different geographical areas :

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You can check the programme here: https://www.metrofood.eu/media-room/news-events/news/save-the-date-metrofood-pp-connector-event-explore-societal-engagement-in-research-and-innovation.html and register at the following link: https://calls.metrofood-services.eu/connector-27Jan22

During registration, you can select the session you want to join. After registration, you will be asked to fill in a very brief pre-survey in order to let us better organise the Breakouts – Exchange & Networking session.)

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Looking forward to virtually meeting you at the event!

ONE-Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022

Collaboration and partnership for a more sustainable Europe are the key drivers of the Conference, which will be held in Brussels and online on 21-24 June 2022.

The event is co-designed by EFSA and its sister agencies and will examine food and feed safety from the broader perspective of sustainable food systems, focusing on the need to implement a “One Health – One Environment” approach and exploring possible developments of risk assessment science.

More details and registration here.

ILSI Europe Webinar: Consumer questions about microplastics in food – the science perspective

The 29th of November 2021, from 12:00 to 13:00 pm, the Microplastics Initiative at ILSI Europe with guest experts from FSA UK, Technical University of Munich and the University of Vienna is organizing a free webinar to answer consumer questions about microplastics in food.

A discussion with the hosts and speakers on key questions submitted by the participants will follow the introductions. A time for live Q&A will be dedicated in the end of the webinar.

This event is especially tailored for non-experts – everyone is welcome!

You can register for free at this link

Submit your questions in advance through this link

Organic Innovation Days 2021: Better inputs for organic farming

The Organic Innovation Days 2021, TP Organics annual public event and the only EU event on research & innovation for organic, will take place on 30 November – 1 December 2021, under the title ‘Better inputs for organic farming‘. Due to the many remaining unknowns of the Covid-19 situation, it will once more be an online event.

For this year’s edition of the Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics will partner with the European research projects RELACS and Organic-PLUS. These two Horizon 2020-funded EU projects aim at reducing the use of contentious inputs in organic farming systems. The Organic Innovation Days provide a unique opportunity to meet members of TP Organics, network with EU stakeholders and decision-makers, as well as discuss and exchange with the RELACS and Organic-PLUS project partners.

Day 1: Alternatives to contentious inputs in organic farming: Participants will be taking a closer look at plant protection products such as copper and mineral oil, as well as soil and nutrients, peat and plastic, antibiotics, vitamins, and novel bedding materials in livestock husbandry.

Day 2: Socio-economic aspects and the way forward for contentious inputs: On the second day, Organic-PLUS and RELACS experts will present the socio-economic results of the projects in 3 differerent sessions.

These exchanges will be followed by a high-level policy debate on how to tackle contentious inputs in organic farming. The European Commission’s Directorate General on Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) will introduce the topic and how the Organic Action Plan can contribute. The RELACS and Organic-PLUS project coordinators will conclude the event and point out next steps.

Download the draft programme & register here by 28 November!

FoodSafety4EU pre-Forum

SAVE THE DATE!

15.12.2021 – H 10.00-12.00 CET

FoodSafety4EU project organises the 1st pre-Forum dedicated to its #SupportingPartner!

The event will take place online and it will represent the first step to build the future Food Safety Forum together with researchers, policymakers, industry representatives, consumers, food safety authorities and all the other relevant actors that will join it.

The topic of this edition is “Sustainable food: how to keep it safe?“.

More information and the agenda will be available soon but you can pre-register filling this form.

For specific requests, you can contact us via email (foodsafety4eu@apre.it) or on our social networks.

“Innovating in food processing” – 10th of November

Innovating in food processing” is a virtual trade fair congress that will take place within the Framework of Smart Agrifood Industry, on November 10th where participants can get to know the latest technological innovations applied to food processing.

The event is an excellent opportunity to connect with the latest cross-cutting innovations being applied to food safety and quality control in the food processing sector internationally.

The event will take place in secpholand, an innovative online platform that recreates an interactive virtual environment where you can easily find contacts and connect with clients, partners and experts in technological innovation.

Register for the event here

‘Consumers Come First’ Conference 2021

On November 10, SAFE (Safe Food Advocacy Europe) will hold a conference to analyse the important challenges hampering proper food information to consumers, trying to understand how to shift towards a more sustainable food system.

This event intends to collect high level stakeholders’ views on the challenges and opportunities related to each of these issues in order to identify trends capable of fostering better food environments for consumers and ultimately facilitate the shift towards a more sustainable food system.

The conference will focus on how to ensure sustainability through food information to consumers, and how consumers could better understand what “sustainable” is. The main objective is to address the issue of products sustainability for consumers, as often, information on ecological impact or environmental footprint are not fully understood and correctly transmitted.

The conference will explore three issues relating to food information to consumers which require specific synergies between sectors and actors:

Register here

For further information on the event and its sessions visit the dedicated website

MycoTwin-MycoKey International Conference – 9-12.11.21

2 EU H2020 projects on food safety will present what’s going on in the food safety research in Europe, focusing on mycotoxins and other relevant issues.

The conference “Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain” is jointly organized by the International Society of Mycotoxicology, Mycokey, and MycoTWIN H2020 projects in Bari, Italy on 9-12 November 2021. 

FoodSafety4EU will share ongoing activities and opportunities to enhance the food safety networking in the EU and abroad.

The presentation “FoodSafety4EU: towards a more engaged and co-operative Food Safety System in Europe” will be held by the project Coordinator, Ms Veronica Lattanzio on Nov 10 during the opening session.

Link https://mycotwinbari2021.mycokey.eu/

Registration https://mycotwinbari2021.mycokey.eu/?page_id=1300

ISEKI E-conference – 4th Edition – 10-12.11.21

The 4th edition of the ISEKI E-conferences Food Texture, Quality Safety and Biosecurity in the Global Bioeconomy will take place online from 10-12 November 2021. 

The e-conference is organized in collaboration with the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara, Romania, as the main organiser and the Special Interest Group (SIG) “Food Structure and Bionanotechnology”.

The e-conference will be focused on topics regarding the contribution of the food industry to a sustainable bioeconomy. 

All students are welcome (PhD, Master and regular students) to present their research work. The best three student oral presentations as well as the best three posters will be awarded. The awards will be supported by ISEKI Food Association and the conference sponsors.

To register and obtain further information visit the website

Farm to Fork Conference 2021 – 14-15 October 2021

Building sustainable food systems together’ is an annual gathering of European stakeholders interested in helping to shape the EU’s path towards sustainable food systems.

Stakeholders across the food value chain, public authorities, international and civil society organisations, as well as other citizens and the interested public are invited to join the debate every year and contribute to the implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

The event also provides a forum for discussion on the challenges and opportunities linked to the transition to sustainable food systems, as well as on possible further areas of intervention.

The second edition of the Farm to Fork conference will be held on 14-15 October 2021. It is foreseen as a hybrid meeting with the majority of the audience joining virtually.

The Farm to Fork conference 2021 will focus on the progress made on the initiatives foreseen in the strategy’s action plan, support the EU efforts to achieve a global transition to sustainable food systems and put emphasis on transition enablers.

Discover more: https://ec.europa.eu/food/horizontal-topics/farm-fork-strategy/farm-fork-conference_it

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