Rome 19th June 2015 – Practical seminar: how to defend your business from official controls and food frauds

On 19th June 2015 I will be in Rome for a full day practical seminar on how to defend your business from official controls, non compliance events and food frauds. The course is hosted and organized by Eurofishmarketleading firm specialized in marketing, training and legal services on seafood sector, and SIMeVeP (Italian

Aim of the course is to offer to the food business operators the instruments to comprehend which are their rights and their obligations during the official controls and the administrative and/or criminal proceedings which follow the non-compliance.

We will analyze the main issues linked to the sampling and testing phase and how to manage an inspection from the competent authority, which kind of measures the competent authorities can apply (i.e. seizures), how to handle a food recall and how to prevent unintentional frauds (i.e. Horsemeat scandal), with practical examples.

The EU Commission is working on a revision of the Reg. (CE) n. 882/2004 on official controls on foodstuffs, and within this context is also evaluating if establishing a common definition of “food frauds” and how to build a credible enforcement system to prevent such incidents.

It is of pivotal importance to be updated on those aspects, since the publication of the new Regulation (in origin fixed for the end of 2015) probably will be in the first half of 2016.

You can see the full program and subscribe here.

Language of the course: Italian. For readers from foreign countries I remember that I can organize also sessions via webinar/distance learning.

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.


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.