Seafood Safety: New Findings & Innovation Challenges – Discover the Conference Programme Online Now


The ‘Seafood Safety: New Findings & Innovation Challenges’ conference, which will be held 25-26 January 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, is a unique event dedicated to seafood safety in Europe. The event marks the end of the European Union-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD research project which assessed food safety issues related to non-regulated contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination. Its outcomes will play an important role in ensuring consumer confidence and addressing public concern in relation to the availability of safe and high-quality seafood.

The preliminary programme is now available to download from the conference website: Event topics include the latest research on marine toxins in seafood and the environment, state-of-the-art rapid detection tools for environmental contaminants and the future of seafood safety.

ECsafeSEAFOOD’s results are of particular interest to national and international policy makers in the fields of food safety, environment and public health, as well as food safety authorities, the seafood industry and consumer organisations. The event therefore includes a dedicated half-day International Stakeholder Event addressing these stakeholder groups. Following the International Stakeholder Event, a one-and-a-half-day Open Science Conference will focus on presenting the latest scientific knowledge on ECsafeSEAFOOD topics to a broad audience.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to exchange the latest knowledge on seafood safety, identify the key issues associated with seafood safety in Europe and discuss strategies to mitigate these risks, present the latest developments in toxin detection tools and network with food safety experts and other stakeholders from the field.

• The full programme can be downloaded now:
• Abstract submission is open until 29 October 2016
• The registration deadline is 13 January 2017 (early bird available until 25 November 2016)

For more information about this event and to submit an abstract or register, please visit, or contact Follow us on Twitter (@ECsafeSEAFOOD) for further updates.