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Knowledge Network

Stay ahead of food safety issues with the safefood Knowledge Network

As a member, you’ll join a community of over 3,500 professionals working in food businesses, environmental health, regulatory agencies, public health, food testing laboratories, research and education.

Join the Knowledge Network 

To date, the network has been a great success, with members benefiting from a range of services including events, briefings, workshops, newsletters and the Knowledge Network website, videos and webinars.

We are adapting our programme of activities to deliver more services online, including webinars, training and remote learning tools.

To help achieve our goals, we have brought together a group of experts in areas including food microbiology, food trade, environmental health and food hypersensitivity to share their knowledge and passion for food safety. They strategically lead our network, guiding activities and advising on required training and supports, new services for members, and providing insights on food safety risks and emerging issues.  The issues we look at are prioritised based on their impact on public health and the wider food chain. These include chemical and microbiological food safety, food production and processing issues, food fraud/crime, new food safety innovations, as well as broader topics which may impact on food safety, including trade and economic issues, climate change and sustainability.

How joining the safefood Knowledge Network helps you plan ahead and stay ahead

1. Upskill your team

safefood Knowledge Network training workshops and resources transform knowledge into practical skills. Topics include controlling bacterial and chemical contamination, dealing with food fraud and managing food allergens amongst many, many others.

Members can also apply for the safefood Food Safety Skills Fund.

This innovative programme focuses on enhancing skills, broadening expertise and creating linkages between those involved in food safety on the island of Ireland. Members can visit other laboratories, attend conferences, centres of excellence and other training events that are related to food safety.

2. Share and acquire specialist knowledge

safefood Knowledge Network conferences and events bring local, national and international industry‑leading experts and researchers together to share information and provide guidance on best practice and the latest food safety research.

3. Track and access up‑to‑date food safety information

The Knowledge Network identifies emerging food safety challenges and provides members with current and relevant information. With continually updated news feeds, the Knowledge Network website provides instant access to information, advice and resources

4. Food safety briefings

All safefood Knowledge Network members receive tri‑weekly food safety e‑briefings that focus on key issues, legislative requirements and practice changes. Members also receive The Food Chain magazine - published three times per year, it is packed with interviews, news, events, technical updates and competitions.

The safefood Knowledge Network is supported by an expert group drawn from industry, research and public health.

As a member, you will join a community of over 3,300 people involved in food safety and production already benefiting from: 

  • up-to-date, relevant information
  • practical resources
  • applied, focused training
  • networking opportunities
  • latest research and news 

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