METROFOOD Final Conference

On the 19th May, FoodSafety4EU will participate in the METROFOOD Final Conference, as an invited project to activate networking by presenting services and tools for the #FoodSafety platform!
IBA, CNR – APRE, ENEA, PREMOTECH, TUM, EUFIC, and FDE will be attending the hybrid conference, either online or in presence in Bucharest.

13th conference of the World Mycotoxin Forum

On the 17th May 2022, FoodSafety4EU joined the WMF sharing some reflections on reoccurrence of mycotoxins as a circularity related issue.

Together with CNR (Veronica Lattanzio, Antonio F. Logrieco, Giusy Avantaggiato), also UGENT (prof. Sarah de Saeger, Celine Meerpoel), Barilla (dr. Michele Suman), FFOQSY and prof. Rudi Krska – Boku, FS4EU external advisor – took part in the event.
Two posters presented:
FoodSafety4EU: a step towards improved engagement, cooperation, and transparency in the European Food Safety System.
– Implementation of the net map analysis to unravel the science-policy-society collaboration system in mycotoxin risk analysis

The Events at IFFA 2022 14-19 May 2022

Meeting place for knowledge transfer and networking: these are the events in the complementary program of IFFA. Lecture and discussion forums, a live production line, guided tours and craft competitions will address the most important industry topics

The events offer inspiration, product information, experience, expertise and contacts.

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SafeConsume Conference 2022

The Safeconsume consortium is inviting policy actors, scientists, risk communicators, educators and anyone interested in food safety at the consumer part of the chain to register for their final conference “Shedding light on the dark territory of food safety – future solutions for risk reduction in domestic kitchens“. The event will be held in the city of Bucharest, Romania in June 2022.

Safe food is a shared responsibility of all actors along the food chain. As the last line of defence, stands the consumer. About 40% of all reported foodborne illnesses in Europe are acquired from food consumed at home and there is a need for new approaches to help consumers mitigate risk. A combination of strategies is necessary, including as material infrastructures aiding safe behaviours, improved skills and knowledge and an inclusive food safety policy.

In this conference, you will get a state-of-the-art introduction to consumer practices that affect the risk of foodborne infection and a range of strategies to reduce this risk. The programme is a combination of short presentations, demonstrations, and debates. Also, you are invited to participate with your own ideas, products, findings or viewpoint through a pitch or poster.  More datails about the Programme here.

Secure your spot before1st June 2022!

Register here

EU GREEN WEEK PARTNER EVENT

FoodSafety4EU is pleased to invite you to our EU Green Week Partner Event, taking place on 1st June 2022 at 10.00 CEST. The 2-hour session will bring together food actors to debate how food safety can be communicated to consumers in the context of sustainable food systems.

In recent years, EU policy agenda, particularly the From Farm to Fork Strategy under the EU Green Deal, has placed significant importance on the transition towards more sustainable food systems and healthy sustainable diets, while maintaining an high level of food safety. Meanwhile, novel foods/methods being introduced into the food chain may present new challenges and emerging risks.

The objective of the session is to have FoodSafety4EU partners and experts from the European Food Safety System interact, showcase, and reflect on their public communication/engagement practices, and, where relevant, identify existing shortcomings to be addressed. The panelist statements will then pave way for an interactive public discussion and Q&A involving all participants.

Participation is free, but you need to register here.

Agenda here.

THE ROLE OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS IN IMPROVING HEALTH IN THE EU

EURACTIV is organising a Virtual Conference on 28 April to discuss with food actors what a potential policy framework for supplements could look like, with the following questions in mind:

– How can supplements play a role in helping build more resilient societies and reduce the burden on national health systems?
– Since deficiencies in a range of vitamins and minerals still exist in the EU, can supplements help redress this imbalance?
– Can food supplements help governments achieve their objective of keeping an ageing EU population healthy and productive?

Register here and watch the livestream here

DISH Cluster

The DISH Cluster is thrilled to announce you the event “Towards a healthy and safe diet” that will take place on 6th April 2022 (10.00 – 12.00 CET).

Register HERE!


The context

What we eat matters for healthy living. However, hazards in food still account for about 23 million cases of illness and 5.000 deaths in Europe every year. Besides, Non-Communicable Diseases are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide.

The DISH Cluster aims to guide and support consumers towards a healthy and safe diet by improving their nutritional habits and food safety. It is made up on the synergies established by 5 project: SafeConsume, Eat2benice, FoodSafety4EU, Stance4Health and One Health EJP.

The event

On 6th of April the DISH cluster will contribute and inspire the next directions towards a safe and healthy food style with keynotes speakers of the European Food System!

The “virtual lunch” will be divided in 3 main courses:

  • an aperitif with a warm welcome by a representative of Horizon Results Booster and the 5 projects’ coordinators of the DISH cluster
  • a main course with the participation of keynote speakers of the European food safety system
  • and a dessert where the participants are invited to contribute through an interactive session

Join the launch!

Agenda

Register HERE

GECO – The sustainability virtual expo

TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL FOR THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

On 3rd March 2022, #FoodSafety4EU will contribute to the debate on food safety and #sustainability, in line with the #onehealth approach.

FS4EU Coordinator, Veronica Lattanzio, will take part to the roundtable about “Technology and digital for the agri-food sector“, within the context of GECO – The sustainability expo.


The innovation of the production, processing and harvesting processes of the Italian agri-food sector appears to be winning cards available to companies in the sector to promote sustainable development models. Making technological tools operational in this world means adopting a holistic vision that is able, on the one hand, to best combine the three dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) and, on the other hand, encourage the creation of solid collaboration networks between operators in the sector. A synergistic and integrated approach to the world of agrifood, which must go beyond a fragmented approach, linked to the introduction of individual technological solutions, adopting instead a broader vision, in which to best enhance new organizational forms, new services and new strategies across the entire value chain. 

Discover more and register here.

HORIZON4PROTEINS 2nd joint Webinar: ´Why (not) to eat? European consumers’ views on foods made using alternative proteins´

The HORIZON4PROTEINS project is very pleased to invite you to join an informative and collaborative Webinar, discussing Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, to be held virtually on Thursday 3rd February 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 CET

(register here)


While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities.

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Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, Smart Protein Project and SUSINCHAIN launched Horizon4Proteins.
They started on 13th December 2021 with a Webinar series to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, Safety and Regulatory challenges, Food applications, and Sustainability.

Horizon4Proteins invites researchers, farmers, producers and policymakers to join the conversation and contribute to the present and future of the sector. Get involved in Horizon4Proteins!

‘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!

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