Food Information to Consumer Seminar – IZS Brescia

Tomorrow 19 October 2015, I will be in Brescia for a seminar on the Food Information to Consumer Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011) organized by the public laboratory IZS Lombardia and Emilia Romagna “Bruno Ubertini” and destined to competent authorities, veterinarians, biologists and sanitary professionals in general.

The seminar will be introduced by Prof. Carlo Bottari and my excellent friend Prof. Pietro Manzini (University of Bologna) will do a brief overview over the decisions of the European Court of Justice on food labelling matters in the last 20 years. After that I will offer a complete explanation about the content of the Regulation, about the actual situation regarding the sanctions regime in Italy and the latest clarification received from the EU Commission and our Ministries.

Here you can download the full program.

I will be happy to share a coffee with anyone will be in Brescia tomorrow!

Milan 27.10.15 – Practical course on official controls and food frauds prevention strategies

On 27th October 2015 I will be in Milan for a full day practical seminar on how to defend your business from official controls, non compliance events and food frauds. The course is organized and hosted in a wonderful location near the beautiful “Duomo” by Certiquality, certification body, accredited to provide enterprises with certification services covering Quality, Environmental and Safety Management Systems, as well as Product Certification. Certiquality also operates on Food Safety, on auditing Data Security in the EDP systems, and on Professional Training.

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. (EC) 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.

Write me at foodlawlatest@gmail.com to have the full program and book your place.

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