Food Safety current and future challenges call for Inter Agency cooperation to deliver comprehensive scientific evidence to the decision makers.

Together with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), EFSA is working on an independent scientific assessment: indeed, while ECHA is assessing potential hazards, EFSA is focusing is work on Risk Assessment (i.e. including exposure).

In September, a public consultation will be launched and the results of the peer review will be published in 2021.

More information are available here.

#AskTheExpert!

During the last month we asked you many questions in our survey.

Now, it’s your turn to share your questions and concerns about food safety with the experts of the FoodSafety4EU network: go on our website or social networks and comment on the posts of the #AskTheExpert campaign!

We will collect all questions and identify the most recurrent topics and/or concerns. Then, on a regular basis, we will release short responses in the form of articles #FoodSafetyFacts or videos from recognized experts in the field.


You can find posts to comment on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

FS4EU @EUROMALT annual convention

FS4EU @EUROMALT annual convention

a FoodSafety4EU Supporting Partner

EUROMALT, the trade association representing the malting industry in Europe, is a Supporting Partner of the FS4EU Project.
On June the 8th, Foodsafety4EU will attend the Annual Convention of the Euromalt members, which are national malting associations from several EU members states (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden).

EUROMALT members gather twice a year (in June for the annual convention, and in November for the Annual general Meeting) to share insights on the malting industry and hear the opinion and updates from external speakers coming from sectors close or similar to the malting industry.

During the event, the FOODSAFETY4EU Coordinator presented ongoing surveys and explored common pathways to know the EUROMALT needs and plan their involvement in the future #FS4EU platform.
READ the ARTICLE here!

FoodSafety4EU Interactive workshop – 25.06.21

New schemes supporting food safety and consumers in Europe: a voice from the FoodSafety4EU platform

6th ISEKI-Food International Conference – Post-Conference event

25 June 2021 | 14.00 – 15.30 CEST
Online Event | Free Participation

Register here!

Food safety is a top priority for the European Commission, whose policies aim at ensuring a high level of protection of human life and consumers’ interests in relation to food, while guaranteeing an effective functioning of the internal market.
However, when risk communication is not effective enough, it can have a negative impact on citizens’ trust in risk management decisions. The new Transparency Regulation (2019/1381) is a direct response to recent consumer concerns on the transparency of the process of safety assessment of our foods and is expected to drive the Food Safety System towards a more effective risk communication between Commission, EFSA, Member states, and public stakeholders.

This workshop is intended as an interactive discusssion on the impact of the new provisions of the Transparency Regulation calling for an integrated framework for risk communication by EU food safety risk assessors and risk managers at Union and national level. Panelists representing the main categories of Food Safety actors (Food Safety Agencies, food scientists, food business operators, consumers) will dicuss with the audience during an interactive round table.

Under the edge of the new Transparency Regulation, the EU-funded FoodSafety4EU project will design, develop and release a multi-stakeholder platform for the future European Food Safety System (FSS) to enable them to access resources and data efficiently, synchronise food safety research strategies, share and exchange scientific knowledge and contribute to transparent communication regarding the FSS.

The outcomes of the discussion will be made available on the FoodSafety4EU website

The full agenda is available here: https://bit.ly/3g3oSp3

Registrations are closed but you can watch the live streaming event on our Facebook page! Moreover, you can join the roundtable discussion using Sli.do (slido.com) and enter the code #FS4EU.

FS4EU survey for FSAs out now!

FS4EU survey for FSAs out now!

On May 24, 2021 the FoodSafety4EU project launched a survey to assess how Food Safety Authorities (FSAs) manage risk communication.


A special thanks to VTT, ISEKI-Food Association and the other partners that contributed to the survey design.

Results will be used to co-create the European food safety system of the future!

Surveys have been circulated through the network of the EFSA focal points across Europe.

The Food for Europe podcast

The Food for Europe podcast

The Food for Europe podcast is a European podcast series about the food we eat and the farmers who produce it. The first five episodes focus on organic farming, a sector that is at the heart of the EU’s plans for the future of agriculture.

Discover more here!

EFSA reports set to inspire future risk communications in Europe

EFSA reports set to inspire future risk communications in Europe

Four new reports published by EFSA will provide a vast amount of technical information and best practice advice to help shape a future EU-wide food safety ‘General Plan for Risk Communication’.

The Transparency Regulation (2019/1381) introduced new provisions calling for an integrated framework for risk communication by EU food safety risk assessors and risk managers at Union and national level.

Discover more here!

Eating seasonal and local: EUFIC launches 1st ever Europe-wide interactive fruit and vegetables map

Eating seasonal and local: EUFIC launches 1st ever Europe-wide interactive fruit and vegetables map

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) launched today the first-ever Europe-wide fruit and vegetables seasonality interactive map. In the context of the 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables proclaimed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the new map provides accurate and science-based information to guide consumers in making healthy and more sustainable choices.

The tool combines data from established national sources and features over 200 seasonal fruits and vegetables, covers 24 countries, and includes the six European climate regions.

Discover more on: https://bit.ly/3daghy3

How to reach people with food safety information

How to reach people with food safety information

Nina McGrath from EUFIC in this article proposes how to reach people with correct information and the contribution that FS4EU could provide on this point

According to a 2019 Special Eurobarometer, people living in the EU have a high level of awareness about food safety issues. Awareness of different types of food safety risks varies from country to country, but in general people have heard about many different topics related to food safety, including additives, a wide range of contaminants, food hygiene and food poisoning, allergies and more

Discover more on: https://bit.ly/3fhR1Zu

ETP Food For Life SRIA 2021

ETP Food For Life SRIA 2021

TP Organics has just presented a new updated version of the #SRIA (Strategic and Innovation Agenda)  that takes into account the new European Union’s strategies: GreenDeal and FarmToFork.

Download here and discover more: https://lnkd.in/dWPGAZf

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🔴 Last days to fill in our surveys! Available in several languages!👉 here the survey for consumers: ow.ly/Z74L50FfBaM👉 here the survey for food business operators: ow.ly/4RPx50FfBaO📰 More information about surveis: foodsafety4.eu/exploring-food-safety-in-eu/ ... See MoreSee Less
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