Contract: CHAFEA 2017 96 11 - Organisation and implementation of training activities on the legislation and control of food improvement agents in the EU under the "BTSF" initiative. This programme, about EU approach for the evaluation, authorisation, monitoring and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes, includes new practical-oriented features to facilitate understanding of the legislation and its enforcement.
- Number of events in 2019 and 2020: 14
- Seminar duration: 4 working days
- Regional coverage: Ireland, Germany, Greece, Poland and Spain.
This programme, about EU approach for the evaluation, authorisation, monitoring and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes, includes new practical-oriented features to facilitate understanding of the legislation and its enforcement. Two type of courses will be implemented:
Course A - featuring case studies to learn how to apply the harmonised regulation, theoretical and practical training regarding common aspects to every type of FIA, quantum satis and carry over principles, and specific modules addressing respectively food additives, flavourings and enzymes.
The course A is related to the understanding of EU regulations and guidelines on food improvement agents and inspection practices and its main objective of this course is to inform regulatory and control authorities about the new approach enacted for the evaluation, authorisation and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes.
Course B - addressing all the steps to plan, implement and monitor official controls on FIA efficiently, and featuring the development of pedagogical project where participants will gradually develop a comprehensive control plan for a specific food chain.
Course type B relates to the monitoring and official controls plans of food improvement agents. Its objective is to help participants understand how to set priorities, identify which food businesses must be controlled and what to control in to monitor misuse of food additives, food flavourings and food enzymes. Therefore, the aim is to ensure appropriate and harmonised implementation of monitoring and official controls plans for these food improvement agents at EU MS level.
Taking into consideration that the programme on Food Improvement Agents has been in place for several years, the time spent to remind participants of the legal background in Course B is reduced. These aspects will be addressed in detail before the course through a voluntary Webinar opened to the participants registered in Course B.