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The 18th training session of the Better Training for Safer Food project regarding “EU rules on general food labelling and claims as well as on specific categories of foods such as food supplements, foods with added vitamins and minerals and foods for specific groups of the population” will be held online from 13th to 17th December 2021. 40 participants coming from the EU Member States, Candidate Countries, EEA countries and Third Countries will be expected to attend the training session.
The training programme will be settled on the best methodological mix to be offered. Theorical lectures and presentations will be combined with case studies, practical exercises and group discussion.
The training will be held in English and implemented over a period of 5 days. The daily work schedule will be set from 09h00 to 17h00 maximum, with 6 hours of effective training time, split in two sessions of approximately 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. A break of 15 minutes will be organized in the morning and in the afternoon each day.
The objective of this training course is to share good practices and harmonise the implementation among EU Member States of the official controls on food Labelling and to inform non-EU countries.
During the course, attendees will look at the food information regulations in detail and experience a number of training situations to explore the regulations. FIC is a horizontal legislation and covers all areas where food is supplied to the consumer. The food retail market is both enormous and vibrant. There are thousands of new food products presented to the EU market every year. The course cannot cover all food products completely. Attendees will therefore role play different situations and products to which the regulations apply. The aim is for participants to learn lessons and to help develop a consistent approach to enforcement with colleagues from other member states.
The objective of the present programme is to spread knowledge and best practices in relation with general food labelling and claims as well as on specific categories of foods such as food supplements, foods with added vitamins and minerals and foods for specific groups of the population food composition and information, as per the requirements of the EU Food Law. The contract requests the provision of training courses addressing the latest developments, as well as in the implementation of controls.
Selection procedure :
The Project Manager will be attentive to give priority the participants corresponding to the following criteria:
- Relevancy to daily work: participants should in priority be staff of Competent Authorities, with a position related to Official Controls
- Sufficient level of language: in order to ensure the transfer of knowledge and opportunities to exchange views, participants should master the language of the training session for which they applied
- Ability to share their experience: priority will be given to participants whose position will allow them to share with colleagues the outputs of the training sessions.
Deadline for application : 15th November 2021