The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

SELAMAT management meeting + Collab4Safety (C4S) final meeting

29 June – 1 July 2016. Montpellier, France. The Collab4Safety team organized the project’s final event on the topic of Strengthening Cooperation for Global Food Safety Research which took place at CIRAD. The morning of the second day of the event focused on the presentation of the achievements of the Collab4Safety project, including the results of the Delphi study and the implementation plan for the policy recommendations. The afternoon session was focused on external insights on food safety from representatives of FAO, World Bank, EFSA, and the European Commission.

The detailed programme is available here. The presentations were live-streamed.

SELAMAT is an EU FP6 project. The network brings together stakeholders dealing with food production from Europe and Asia to share methodology, expertise, knowledge and policy developments related to food production with emphasis on food safety, food quality and related issues.

  • Subjects of mutual interest in relation to research, development, training and trade in this area are:
  • Certification & Normalisation (i.e. open exchange of methods, new detection methods, risk assessment).
  • Sustainable production systems for food safety (i.e. unintended effects, public perception transparency).
  • Trade issues (i.e. market stability, traceability).

Collab4Safety
The European Union FP7 project Collab4safety co-ordinated by Dr Hans Marvin, DLO-RIKILT consists of a partnership of ten collaborating organisations. A central component of Collab4Safety is to expand on the previous legislation portal to design, construct and compile a collection of such web based portals to cover further aspects of high relevance to food safety.

Within the European Research Area, and within similar programmes elsewhere in the world, a huge amount of data is being generated that could help policy makers and industry to deal successfully with the challenges associated with food safety. High quality research and innovation are prerequisites for improving the quality of life, enhancing social welfare and boosting economic competitiveness. It is expected that broader and more inclusive international cooperation on food safety than the one currently in operation will lead to a more efficient use of research funds, sharing of best practices and a durable partnership with the European Union’s major food trading partners.

Collab4Safety is aimed at contributing to an increased cooperation and coordination on food safety at a global level and consequently at contributing to improving quality of life, enhancing social welfare and boosting the economic competitiveness of the European food industry. The Collab4Safety project started on 1 August, 2012 and will run for 4 years, counting with the participation of 10 partners from 8 different countries.

  • FOOD SAFETY CHALLENGES AND HOUSE-LEVEL FOOD SAFETY IN SOUTH AFRICA Dr. Oluwatosin Ijabadeniyi, Durban university of Technology (South Africa) 
  • SAFE FOOD SUPPLY AND CONSUMPTION IN AFRICA: WAY FORWARD Dr. Obadina Adewale,Federal University of Agriculture (Nigeria) 
  • STRATEGY TO ENSURE SELECTED GHANAIAN AGRO PRODUCE SAFETY WITH FOCUS ON PESTICIDE RESIDUES AND AFLATOXINS IN NUTS, PULSES AND GRAINS Dr. Roderick Kwabena Daddey-Adjei, Food and Drugs Authority (Ghana) 
  • FOOD SAFETY CHALLENGES IN MAURITIUS Dr. Daya Goburdhun, University of Mauritius (Mauritius)
  • HORIZON 2020 – INSIGHTS ON FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN THE EU Dr. Luis Vivas-Alegre (European Commission, Belgium)
  • SUMMARY OF THE SELAMAT PRESENTATIONS (PRIORITIES OF FOOD SAFETY IN AFRICA) Dr. Roderick Kwabena Daddey-Adjei (Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana) 
  • AN EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS IN IMPLEMENTING A NATIONAL SYSTEM OF FOOD SAFETY: THE CASE OF THE IVORY COAST Dr. Didier Montet (CIRAD, France)


Source: PAEPARD FEED

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