Microplastics: A Discussion on the Latest Findings from the WHO

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a state-of-the-science report to assess the potential health risks associated with exposure to microplastic. The report, “Dietary and inhalation exposure to nano- and microplastic particles and potential implications for human health,” builds off the WHO’s previous report on the potential effects of microplastics in drinking water published in 2019. An international group of experts was assembled by the WHO to review the available data and publish the current report.

Join the report’s authors, Alan Boobis of Imperial College London, Todd Gouin of TG Environment Consulting, and Stephanie Wright of King’s College London discuss the results and the future challenges and research needs of the report.

Co-hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and ILSI Europe.

Register here on Zoom.

Webinar, Zoom
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

FoodSafety4EU Pre-Forum 2022

“The new sustainability regulation: how to integrate it into food safety?”
is the topic of the upcoming event organized by the FS4EU platform, co-hosted by EURO COOP as a second appointment of the pre-forum cycle:
Towards the EU Food Safety Forum: shaping together the new collaborative platform”.

The event will be held on 15th December 2022, from 9.30 – 13.00 in Brussels @ Copa – Cogeca | European Farmers European Agri-Cooperatives| Room A | 61, Rue de Trèves.

Register HERE!


The “Salmonella” in chocolate crisis: what can we learn about effective food safety communication?

Do you have a strong interest in food safety? Are you looking for opportunities to improve your knowledge on food safety communication? Let’s meet during the exclusive FOODSAFETY4EU workshop where we will have a closer look at the Salmonella crisis in chocolate, how consumers were informed & how communication can be improved.  

The workshop allows you to learn from high level experts and contribute your innovative ideas for improved communication. Together with fellow food safety enthusiasts, you will participate in a pitching competition for a chance to win a trip to the FOODSAFETY4EU pre-forum on December 15, in Brussels, and engage with top-level scientists, policymakers, NGOs, and other food safety system actors at the forefront of food safety.

You take part because  

  1. you want to get an insight in the world of food safety, and reflect on how you could contribute in this exciting environment
  2. you want to challenge yourself and brainstorm with fellow students on better ways of food safety communication
  3. you want to gain an understanding of how experts with different background tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow   
  4. you want to expand your network with fellow students and food safety experts working in the field and learn more about the wide range of fields and services they are active
  5. You want to have the chance to win exclusive access to the FS4EU pre-forum and interact with top experts and actors at the forefront of advancing food safety science

More info and agenda here.

Hurry and register here!

WORKSHOP: Do we really know what is communication effectiveness?



This workshop has the objective to support the development of best practices and guidelines in communication, through exchange experiences. Risk communication responses to societal concerns related to emerging risks and transparency of Risk Assessment.

In addition to the construction and deconstruction of the concept of “Effectiveness Communication”, we intend to evaluate the process and the content in an interactive way with the stakeholders and engaging the audience. What is evidence? What is or is not Effectiveness Communication?

Finally, the collected insights will help to develop user-friendly toolkits targeted to different audiences (for example, summaries for general interest) and define methods to improve the public engagement while feeding a continued public-researcher interaction in the Food Safety System.

26th Conference on Food Microbiology – October 13th-14th 2022

Organized by the Belgian Society for Food Microbiology vzw/aslb (BSFM), the conference brings international speakers together with food microbiology laboratories, government representatives, participants from the food-processing industry and scientists from various Belgian research centers for a total of approximately 350 attendees. There are also foreign attendees.

This conference addresses food agencies, laboratories, primary producers, processing industries, food-related organizations and retail trade, as well as politicians and consumers who are interested in the quality and news about the food sector, food microbiology and particularly the food industry.

Conference language is especially Dutch and French with some additional presentations in English. There is simultaneous translation French/Dutch and Dutch/french.

The conference will take place in the Finance Tower complex in the Pacheco -conference room, Pachécolaan 13, 1000 Brussels, on October 13th & 14th 2022.

More info and programme here.

2nd International DISH Cluster Workshop

The DISH Cluster is thrilled to announce you the 2nd International Workshop “Bridging science and society – Risk Assessors meet Social Scientists on food safety matters” that will take place on 12th October 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 12th of October 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!

Join our dinner, inspired by the outcomes of the One 2022 Conference! Meet keynotes speakers of the European Food System to contribute and inspire the next directions towards a safe and healthy food style!

Join us!

Agenda available HERE

Register HERE

EFSA findings on the animal welfare for transported animals

On the 26th September EFSA will organise an online event to engage with EFSA’s experts and representatives of the European Commission on the latest findings, namely on the results of the EFSA scientific opinions on the transport of animals, which will be published beginning of September 2022.

The event will explain the work carried out by EFSA in the context of the Farm to Fork mandates on animal welfare and present the findings of five scientific opinions on the welfare of transported animals.

The meeting will be held online and organised in two parts:

-The first part will be specifically focused on the presentation of the EFSA’s opinions on the welfare of transported animals.

-The second part will present EFSA’s assessment on the welfare of pigs and will provide an update on EFSA’s ongoing mandates.

The event will last in total three hours and a half and participants will be given the possibility to ask questions for clarification

Read the Agenda and register to the Event here

NTP 2022-Realising the True Potential of Nonthermal Processing Technologies in Future Food Production

From 4 to 6 November the University College Dublin will host the EFFoST / IFT-NPD Workshop on Nonthermal Processing of Foods in the city of Dublin, Ireland.

The food industry is currently facing many major challenges including a growing global population that is also ageing, the need for improved sustainability in the food supply, and increasing consumer demands for greater product choice and confidence. All in a market where diet and health are increasingly coming to the fore as consumer priorities.

The Nonthermal Processing Workshop will explore the theme: Realising the True Potential of Nonthermal Processing Technologies in Future Food Production and it will consists of a two-day workshop including lectures and poster presentations.

This is preceded by a one-day short course that provides fundamental foundation knowledge of non-thermal technologies.

Read the Programme and register to the event here

FoodMicro2022- Next Generation Challenges in Food Microbiology

FoodMicro2022 Conference is scheduled to be held in Athens on August 28 to 31, 2022 in hybrid format. The Scientific Committee, keeping up with all new trends and data in the Food Microbiology sector, has been working hard to prepare an attractive and high-standard Scientific Program.

Top Plenary Speakers and Presenters will cover a wide variety of Thematic Topics, creating the not-to-be-missed line up of the #FM2022, taking place in Athens.

The old intellectual heritage together with the Next Generation Challenges in Food Microbiology, will have a positive impact on the enthusiasm of the delegates’ participation and the productivity and success of the Conference.

Read the Programme and register to the Event here

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.

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