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Food Composition & Information - Session 12
From Monday 24 February 2020
To Friday 28 February 2020
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Description : 

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.

 

Programme : 

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 participants will also be assigned a project to realize over 4 days, consisting in a short video on the implementation of the EU rules addressed in the programme.

The training will be held in English and implemented over a period of 4 days. The daily work schedule will be set from 09h00 to 17h30, with 6 hours of effective training time, split in two sessions of 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. A break of 30 minutes will be organized in the morning and in the afternoon each day.

 

Objectives : 

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 :  Closed

 

Training center & accommodation : 

Participants will be welcomed and hosted at the AVALON Hotel, Riga****

AVALON Hotel, Riga,

Janvāra iela 19, LV-1050, Riga, Latvia

 

http://www.hotelavalon.eu/

Riga is built on the Baltic Sea, where the Daugava flows. Riga is an industrial, commercial, cultural and financial major region of Vidzeme.

Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO

Airports of arrival

Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic States. Transfers to the hotel will be arranged by the organiser with a referenced taxi company.

 

 

The Avalon Hotel was opened in June 2007 and it combines modernity and tradition. Moreover, it has an ideal situation in the heart of the historic Old Town. In this hotel the delegates will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Daugava River. Furthermore, Riga International Airport is only 10 kilometres from the Avalon Hotel.

 

The trainees will benefit of the following services:

  • International travel in economy class by the most direct route
  • Personal health and repatriation insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation and breakfast (5 nights for participants from ENP/Mediterranean basin and 6 nights for selected third countries)
  • 1 welcome drink and reception dinner the first day of the training, 7 coffee breaks, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 1 social event in order to promote the networking within the group
  • Access to fully equipped training facilities and access to the internet
  • Documentation in paper and electronic form
  • Delivery of training certificates

No “per diem” or “pocket money” will be distributed to. All personal expenses such as extra nights, local transports, mini-bar, laundry, room services, and extra drinks/meals will be charged to the participants by the hotel.

 

Location Riga, Latvia