NGOs call for revised ISO International Standard for food products suitable for Vegan consumers
24 Nov 2020
On 24 November 2020, SAFE and 4 of its members sent a joint letter to the ISO TC 34 concerning the draft ISO/DIS 23662 on the definitions and technical criteria for foods and food ...
EFSA extends its deadline to give an opinion on added sugars
23 Jul 2019
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delayed the release of its opinion concerning added sugar until 2021. As obesity, type 2 diabete, tooth decay or cardiovascular diseas...
NGOs call for a European Commission Vice President to be made responsible for ensuring the transition to sustainable food systems
08 May 2019
In an open letter to the lead candidates, 32 NGOs (including SAFE) call on the next European Commission President to put an EU food policy in place. The organizations also called f...
Joint letter to demand the removal of E171 from the EU list of permitted food additives
06 May 2019
On 3rd May, SAFE and 8 EU NGOs (BEUC, CIEL, ECOS, EEB, FoodWatch International, HEAL, HEJ, WECF) sent a letter supported by 30 national NGOs to Vice-President Jyrki Kaitanen urging...
SAFE sugar project qualified as best practice by DG SANTE
19 Feb 2019
SAFE is glad to announce that its Sugar Project has been indexed by DG SANTE of the European Commission as “best practice” on its portal. More details about the practic...
Joint letter on the EU delegated act on the measurement of food waste
22 Nov 2018
The European Commission will soon adopt a delegated act establishing a common methodology for food waste measurement. However, it appears that the latest draft of the delegated act...
Rigorous Science, Safe Food, and a Healthy Environment – A Manifesto
31 Oct 2018
The European Union has one of the best regulations for pesticides in the world – in theory. But it is not implemented in practice. SAFE has joined the new “Citizens for Scien...
Tackling Childhood Obesity in the EU: Prospects and Challenges
23 Oct 2018
Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General of SAFE, will speak publicly in The international “Tackling Childhood Obesity in the EU: Halting the Rise through Prevention and Close...
About the fast-track approval of 140 new plastic recycling processes: risks and challenges
07 Sep 2018
Is it safe to use recycled plastic in food and drink packaging? Secretary General Floriana Cimmarusti talked to Euractiv about the risks of a fast-track approval of 140 recycling p...
Recycled plastics: ‘There will always be a risk’
03 Sep 2018
Until now, companies have stayed away from using recycled plastics in food packaging because of safety concerns. But times are chaning and they seem ready to reconsider their stan...