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SAFE Event 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct

7.9.2016

Our food is changing: To protect the European consumer, who assumes that any food found anywhere in Europe is safe to eat, the safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention.

Our food is changing: Immigration, globalization, cosmopolitan eating habits and increased international travel are bringing traditional ethnic foods and new fusion dishes into Europe. Soon, new foods and alternate food sources from e.g., food processing waste streams, insects and microalgae may be available; new bio-preservatives and smart packaging may prolong shelf life; and thorough characterization, sustainability and safety assessments will have to be carried out. Food recalls and foodborne outbreaks caused by contamination with toxins, undeclared allergens, hazardous chemicals and/or pathogenic agents are rising. In 2013 the World Health Organisation reported 322 deaths in the EU/EEA from foodborne bacterial disease alone and in 2015 they reported ‘increasing exposure to the risk of foodborne disease'. To protect the European consumer, who assumes that any food found anywhere in Europe is safe to eat, the safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention.

  • Workshop Date: Friday 21 October 2016
  • Workshop Location: Laval, France as part of the Food Factory for the Future 8th International Conference
  • Workshop Cost: Free, but you must be registered for the Food Factory Conference through their website, here.

Link to the Food Factory for the Future 8th International Conference website here. Scroll down for information on submitting a poster.

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