Practical Course for FBOs – Official Controls and Food Frauds: how to be prepared?

On 26th February I will be in Bologna where, in cooperation with Eurofishamrket, we organized a course on the legislative framework of the official controls on the market. The aim of the training is to explain to food business operators the EU and Italian relevant legislation, the procedures, the criminal/administrative sanctions, and the rights that the law grant them in case of inspection/official controls.

In the second part of the day there will be also some practical tips about food recalls management and food fraud prevention, a brief overview of the EU work on food frauds and of the upcoming EU legislation on official controls.

Here you can download the brochure and book your place. The registration will be open until 16th February and the number of participants will be limited to 25. Language: Italian.

Programme:

9.00 Registration

9:30 to 11:00

  • The principles of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004;

  • The Italian legislation on official controls, sampling and analysis procedures;

  • The general principles of administrative sanctions (Law 689/1981);

  • Competent authorities and potential overlappings. Communication and coordination problems.

11-11.20 Coffee Break

11:20 to 12:30

  • Administrative sanctions: procedures and right of the food business operator;

  • Sampling and analysis: exam of the different procedures and rights of the food business operator;

  • How to manage inspections by the Authority?

13:00 to 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 to 15:30

  • The various types of seizures and measures applicable by the Competent Authorities;

  • Criminal liability (case study);

  • Administrative Sanctions (case study);

  • Rapid Alert System for food and feed (RASFF) and its relationship with criminal/administrative sanctions;

  • Strategies for crisis management.

15:30 to 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 to 17:00

  • The new draft of EU Regulation on official controls;

  • EU preparatory work for tighter rules on food fraud;

  • Strategies to combat food frauds: how to prevent?

Eurofishmarket was founded in 2004 and it is a leading firm specialized in marketing, training and legal services on seafood sector.

Eurofishmarket’s Team consists of skilled professionals with a global reach: technical advisors including veterinaries with significant experiences of the fish and aquaculture sector, media experts, video developers and lawyers.

Food Safety Practical Seminar – RASFF system explanation and food alert management

On 30th September in Bologna, I will be speaker in a half-day practical seminar about the RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) and the food alert management. This seminar is organized in strictly cooperation with Eurofishmarket, but it is thought to adapt to every kind of food company. It could be of extreme interest for quality assurance, regulatory and supply chain managers, legal officers and lawyers, veterinaries, as well as officers involved in official controls.

The session will comprise a brief exam of the RASFF origin, of its legal basis and of the functioning/types of notifications. After that we will analyze some practical cases, to better understand why this tool is so useful to guarantee food safety in EU and also which are the possible shortcomings of the system and its future perspectives.

Finally, all the participants will be involved in a brief guided simulation, to apply what we learned during the first part of the course.

The venue will be the meeting room of the restaurant “Leoni” of Bologna (Piazza De Mello, 4 http://www.marcelloleoni.it/dovesiamo.php)

HERE you can find the brochure and all the details to book your place at the seminar, before 16th September.

Eurofishmarket was founded in 2004 and it is a leading firm specialized in marketing, training and legal services on seafood sector.

Eurofishmarket’s Team consists of skilled professionals with a global reach: technical advisors including veterinaries with significant experiences of the fish and aquaculture sector, media experts, video developers and lawyers.