Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy 2017

The Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy is an established one-week summer programme that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives and leading academics working in the field of food law and policy.

It offers intensive training on the most innovative developments in global food regulation and provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking in an informal and inter-disciplinary setting.

By talking, studying and interacting with food experts from all over the world, participants are able to gain new perspectives into both their own sectors and international regulatory issues.

This is achieved by combining traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities offered by dedicated and distinguished international experts.

The Academy will take place from Monday, 17 July, to Thursday, 20 July, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain.

The choice of this vibrant city will enable participants to benefit from the world renowned Basque cuisine, its privileged geographical location between the Atlantic sea and the Rioja region, as well as its distinctive architectural landscapes (with the Guggenheim Museum, Norman Foster’s Undergroud, the towers by Arata Isozaki and César Pelli and the Calatrava’s airport).

2017’s edition keynote speaker will be Dr. Ala Alwan, the former Assistant Director General for non-communicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization and regional director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Also this year I will be there, leading a panel which will explore risks and opportunities of the application of new technologies and internet of things in the food sector.

You can apply until 31st May 2017 to the following link and here you can download the full program.

Here’s a preview:

The International Trade Regime of Food: a WTO Perspective

Erik Wijkström, Trade and Environment Division, Secretary of the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade at the World Health Organization

Food Labeling: Can Labels Reshape the World?

Melissa M. Card, J.D., Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University College of Law

What Role for the Law in the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases? Focus on the Obesity Challenge

Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor of Law at NYU School of Law

Unlocking the Mindful Consumer: Where Business Performance and Public Policy Goals Meet

Francesco Tramontin, Chair of the AIM/Nudge Task Force and Director Public Affairs Mondelez International

Bridging the Gap between Behavioural Policymaking and Obesity: Unleashing the Power of Peers for Healthy Nutrition

Pelle Guldborg Hansen, University of Roskilde

Business and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges for a Food Company Embarking on the Social Sustainability Journey

Virginie Mahin, External Communications Manager at Mondelez Europe

Chile’s Super 8 Front-of-Package Food Labelling Law and its Interactions with the Global Health, Trade, and Investment Architecture

Paul Mertenskoetter, Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU School of Law

The Consumer Information Paradigm: A Critical, European Perspective

Caoimhin Mac Maolain, Trinity College Dublin

Taxing Food and Beverage Products: A Public Health Perspective

Jennifer Pomeranz, Assistant Professor at NYU College of Public Health

A Global Perspective through the Lenses of the Latin American Experience

Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center

The Application of New Technologies and Internet of Things in the Food Sector: Risks and Opportunities

Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer, foodlawtest.com founder, and Vice President at INSCATECH

 

Food Law Latest is looking for you!

In July 2013 I founded the blog http://www.foodlawlatest.com, which is today one of the must read website in the international food arena and counts thousands of visitors from more than 170 countries. The blog is now evolving in a web based networks of food experts which can offer tailor-made advice to food business with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Soon there will be a dedicated page of the blog with all the parties involved in the project.

OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for professionals with a solid background in food law or food regulatory affairs to strengthen both the internal team and the international network.

No minimum years of experience or specific degrees/Masters are required: both legal and food technical backgrounds will be considered, since you can show relevant track records in the food sector/academia.

Motivation, entrepreneurial spirit, out-of the box thinking, problem solving and trust-building capacities will be decisive. A perfect command of written and spoken English is required: additional languages will be a plus.

We support food companies’ daily needs, protect their brands and help their development through continuous innovation in the field of legal/regulatory consultancy. We believe that to manage the overwhelming complexity of the actual world, an open and cooperative mindset is necessary to meet client’s expectations and offer a multidisciplinary approach.

Fair remuneration – based on the experience and the kind of contribution – will be granted, together with unlimited chances of growth and development.

For Turin-based cooperation a stimulant, friendly and smart working environment will be granted by our actual Toolbox office: a hub of innovation in one of the most historical and fascinating cities in Italy.

You tasks, based on your personal skills, could encompass (but are not limited to):

  • food labels regulatory compliance check, translation and validation;
  • daily assistance to food companies, assisting them via phone/mail/web conferences (or directly in-house) for their daily problems about food safety or labeling;
  • research and assistance in drafting complex legal opinions or regulatory dossiers for clients;
  • preparation of out-of-the box trainings/events and related materials;
  • organisation and management of multi-country regulatory compliance projects and assistance in related admin tasks;
  • realisation of regulatory databases, information services and newsletters for clients;
  • autonomous management of new publishing projects;
  • support in drafting articles for Foodlawlatest.com and international reviews;
  • support in monitoring news from the food world, managing internal knowledge and Foodlawlatest.com online platform;
  • anything you would like to propose to us!

Deadline for application: 30 June 2017.

Interviews will be starting in July and will proceed during fall 2017.

We do not care about the potential high number of application: we thank you in advance for the application and we will be in touch in any case, keeping each CV in careful consideration and keeping it in our archives for any future need.

Please apply sending your LinkedIn updated English profile in PDF or your English CV in PDF, directly via mail, to foodlawlatest@gmail.com

Cesare Varallo

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Cesare Varallo

I am food lawyer in Italy, international recognised speaker and global advisor on food safety, food labeling and food regulatory issues.

From April 2014 I am Vice President Business and Regulatory Affairs EU at Inscatech, a US based company which, due to its one of a kind approach, is establishing new standards in the fight against food frauds. Inscatech, indeed, is a well recognized provider of food fraud intelligence, forensically based vulnerability assessments, and validated supply chain mapping.

Foodlawlatest.com

In July 2013 I founded the blog http://www.foodlawlatest.com, which is today one of the must read website in the international food arena and counts thousands of visitors from more than 170 countries.

Our activities

Through partnerships with technical experts (e.g. food technologist and engineers) and other international advisors we can offer a multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdiction approach, to timely answer the needs of clients in a globalised environment.

My activity includes;
– food law consultancy at Italian, EU and international level;
– food recall assistance and crisis management services;
– food import/export into the EU or toward third countries;
– food fraud prevention and mitigation;
– liaison activity with trade associations and EU/Italian authorities on behalf of clients;
– development of internal procedure for the mitigation and prevention of food frauds, of the consumer’s complaints and of product’s non compliance events;
– trainings for food business operators, competent authorities and third countries on the relevant legislation;
– participation as independent consultant in EU and international agencies funded and co-funded projects;
– provision of newsletters, databases and tailor-made legal updates services on Italian and European food law;
– participation to conferences and publications regarding food law on Italian and EU reviews (e.g. EFFL – European Food and Feed Law review, EJRR – European Journal of Risk Regulation).