Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2018

Lobbyists declared: 7.75 FTE (8)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

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Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 4

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Meetings with European Commission: 3

Lobbying costs over the years:

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Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

104500414872-61 (First registered: 05 Nov 2014)

Goals / Remit

Improve the way the interests of ordinary citizens are represented in the EU debate concerning the future of EU food regulation. Letting our voices be heard by the key people involved in the EU legislation process!

Lobbying: The Food sector has become one of the most heavily regulated in the European Union, with an increasing number of Regulations directly addressing consumers and businesses of each Member State. It is in Brussels that the EU Institutions, the politics and the agro food business decide the future of our food system and it is in this city that the Safe Food Advocacy Europe association (SAFE) should build a serious lobbying transparency strategy. Too many lobbyist work in Brussels to defend interests of the agro food business. The food industries is focusing on business interest and not on consumer health. Therefore professional lobbyists will work for SAFE and they will be in close contact with all key persons involved in the EU legislation process, including Members of the European Parliament, officials of the European Commission, attaché of Permanent Representation to the EU etc… Transparency will be crucial in our lobbying strategy and our voice will be heard.
Informing: organization of seminars, training for consumers concerning reading food labels (the meanings of E650 or E450), additives, colors, pesticides and GMO. Raising awareness of the food system industry and all damage to consumer health and to the environment.
Give voice to reputable scientists whose voices have been silenced by the agro food industry. Organizing seminars with those scientists and publishing their researches on our website.
Organizing with many schools in different Member States training programmes for children and teenagers concerning industrial food components. Teaching new generations about additives, food colouring and pesticides. Industry usually organize this kind of training for school, we should let our voices be heard.
Research: finding funds for independent research on industrial food components and direct consequences for consumer`s health (DG Research).

Issues

1) Commission's plublic consultation on food contact materials 2) EFSA’s Draft Protocol for The Assessment of Free Sugars from All Dietary Sources 3) European Commission’s Implementing Regulation on Food Origin 4) Endocrine disruptors and the draft Commission acts setting out scientific criteria for their determination in the context of the EU legislation on plant protection products and biocidal products. 5) The European Commission proposal for the revision of the General Food Law for the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain 6) The Regulation on "Establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)" 7) Regulation Proposal on organic production and labelling of organic products. 8) Food waste and sustainable food. In particular the Commission Delegated Act on food waste measurement 9) EU food labelling 10) The European Commission proposal for a Regulation amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 as regards to the limitation of trans fat 11) EU vegan and vegtarian legislation. 12) Reduce sugar consumption. 13) Proposal for a Regulation on Novel Foods (nanomaterials, cloning of animals for food production). 14) The promotion of sustainable farming systems such as organic stock free farming and permaculture

Address

Head office:
Mundo B Rue d’Edimbourg 26
Bruxelles 1050,
Belgium

Tel: 02 893 10 58