AETS and its consortium partners
Since 2006 the AETS Consortium has been implemented activities for the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. Please find here below the description of the partners :
AENOR (www.aenor.es), is a private, non profit-making Spanish body, developing activities of standardisation and certification, whose objectives are to contribute to the improvement of the quality for enterprises, their products and services, as well as to the protection of the environment. AENOR is the national member of international, European and regional standardisation bodies ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC, ETSI and adhered member of the Pan-American Commission for Technical Standards (COPANT), participating actively in technical committees for the elaboration of international, European and national standards in all industrial sectors, including agro industry and food sector standards, establishing a worldwide net with related organisations (administrations, laboratories, universities, manufacturers, consumer associations, etc.)
The acronym ainia means "Asociación de INvestigación de la Industria Agroalimentaria" (Food Industry Research Association), an institution promoted and managed by companies to perform applied research for the benefit of the industry.
It's activity is based in the use of the best knowledge and the creation of solutions for all kind of food processors, by means of talent working in state of the art premises: the headquarters in Paterna (Valencia, Spain), in the consumers unit CONSUMOLAB in Madrid and in 6 delegations covering the whole country.
Our vision is to make a real difference for society, as recognised leaders in marine and aquatic science.
As the UK's largest and most diverse applied marine science centre, we help to shape and implement policy through our internationally renowned science and collaborative relationships that span the EU, UK government, non-governmental organisations, research centres and industry.
The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) was established under the Law 2741/28-09-1999. It is a Governmental Organisation, administered by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity and is managed by a seven members Management Board. The principal mission of EFET is to take all reasonable steps to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed into the country are safe and meet the highest standards of hygiene and also to protect consumers' interests. EFET aims to ensure that food complies with legal requirements, or where appropriate with recognised codes of good practice.
The Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology was founded in 1990. In 1991, the Faculty started to cover the complete area of hygienic and ecological food production from the agricultural primary production to final food products.
FVI : French veterinary expertise in training and technical cooperation
FVI (France Vétérinaire International) is the focal point for French expertise in veterinary science and activities, and is responsible for gathering, coordinating and promoting French veterinary expertise worldwide.
FVI is an operational structure of coordination and management built as a dynamic network of public and private bodies which take part in FVI structure as a group.
The Institute of Horticulture (www.inhort.pl) is a research institution that has been established in January 2011 by merging two research centres of excellence (Institute of Pomology and Floriculture, and the Institute of Vegetable Plants) active in Poland since the early 1950s. The Institute is located in Skierniewice, about 80 km south-west of Warsaw.
The analyses of plant protection products and of their residues are carried out at the Department of Food Safety.
Since 1927, J. VAN LANCKER Company is an agro-industrial company used to produce and process meat and milk products in Democratic Republic of Congo and recently, since 2000, in Bulgaria. Since 1974, JVL has provided consultancy services in the control of zoonoses and the agro-food sector, specifically in producing and processing of food of animal origin including food safety control and inspection issues.
The State Plant Protection Service (SPPS) of Latvia (www.vaad.gov.lv) is an official state authority, established and operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia.
The SPPS performs official control and surveillance in the field of free movement of plants and plant products, seed and planting material, plant protection products, fertilisers, registration and protection of plant varieties. Hence, SPPS collaborates with international organisations providing exchange of information with other countries on issues of plant quarantine, movement of seeds, variety protection rights and plant protection. In the area of plant health, SPPS is responsible for prevention of introduction and spread of harmful organisms in the national territory. SPPS elaborates prognosis of harmful organisms, carries out risk analyses of spreading of harmful organisms, carries out phytosanitary controls and defines plant quarantine measures.
The Institute for State Control of Veterinary Biologicals and Medicines has been founded by the Ministry of Agriculture as the Czech national competent authority in th e field of veterinary medicinal products and related areas, located in Brno. Since the 1st January 1998, the Institute has been established by the Act no. 79/1997 Coll., on Pharmaceuticals as the state administrative authority.
The task of the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority is to protect human and animal health. It monitors food and consumer products to safeguard public health and animal health and welfare. The Authority controls the whole production chain, from raw materials and processing aids to end products and consumption.