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    Everything European - A Comprehensive Guide to European Food Law


    Leatherhead’s two-day Everything European course aims to provide you with comprehensive coverage of the principles and application of current and upcoming EU food law with indications of some national quirks. Leatherhead’s Regulatory experts will explain how you can identify, keep up-to-date with and apply relevant legislation as an aid to both new product development and legality of current product ranges.

    You will be provided with a unique overview of all relevant EU food law topics with practical exercises and how to keep up-to-date with their latest developments. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss and comment on challenging regulatory issues, such as the new EU labelling provisions and the new Union lists on food additives and flavourings, as well as how to comply with EU nutrition and health claims requirements.

    Day 1 (Module 1: EU institutions and legal procedures, EU law-surrounding Food Safety topics): covers an introduction to the different European institutions and how they work together to decide and create food policies, key areas of EU food law related to food safety such as the general principles of food law, food safety and hygiene, novel foods, genetically modified foods, contaminants, pesticides and food improvement agents (food additives, enzymes, flavourings) with a practical workshop on how to check the acceptability of these agents in foods.

    Day 2 (Module 2: Food labelling and nutrition and health, member states' national quirks): will focus on how to ensure the acceptability of a food and drink label according to the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 that introduces considerable changes to nearly all food labels in the EU, including nutrition information, origin labelling, the manner of allergen labelling, and minimum font size. With the compliance date of 13 December 2014, for most provisions, less than 12 months away, businesses will need to allocate sufficient time to develop artwork, ensure that it is suitable for printing with packaging suppliers, and review and approve it for compliance. A summarising talk will illustrate examples of non-harmonised legislation in the EU to give you an appreciation of Member State national quirks.

    To book Day 1 or Day 2 separately, please contact the Training Team on T: +44 (0)1372 822314, E:
    Day 1 or Day 2 only: Leatherhead Member GBP 405 + VAT, Non-Member GBP 520 + VAT


    Please click on the tab in the blue bar above or follow the link to the Everything European (Leatherhead) programme.

    Who should attend?

    Particularly relevant for those involved in ensuring that food products meet legislative requirements. This course also benefits those seeking a summary or update of current food laws by providing a comprehensive coverage of the principles and application of EU Food Law.

    From this course you will:

    • Get an overview of the challenges with managing the European and some national regulatory requirements to ensure product compliance
    • Get updated on the latest EU food law requirements
    • Discuss and put into practice the knowledge you have learned on the current and future EU labelling requirements through our food labelling workshop
    • Be provided with useful web links that provide up-to-date information on EU food law


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    Leatherhead's Everything European training course provides you with comprehensive coverage of EU food law. It includes the new EU labelling provisions, nutrition and health claims and updates on food additives and flavourings.



    Day 1

    08.30 Registration and Refreshments
    09.00 Welcome and Introduction
    The Basic Facts on the Different Food Law-Making European Institutions

    A guide to who’s who and what’s what in the European Union. The roles of the European Parliament, Commission and the Council will be examined together with other key bodies.  
    09.50 The European Union Legal Instruments and Procedures

    The difference between Directives, Regulations and Decisions will be discussed, as well as the principles of mutual recognition.
    10.30 Refreshments
    11.00 General Food Safety and Hygiene

    An introduction to general food safety requirements will be followed by a review of the legislation on food hygiene and related official controls, as well as an overview of food microbiological criteria.
    11.30 Contaminants and Pesticides

    A short review of current controls in contaminants and pesticides with an update on any emerging issues.
    12.15 Novel Foods and Genetically Modified Foods

    Looking at the authorisation of novel foods and an overview of European legislation governing the approval and labelling of GM foods and ingredients.
    12.45 Lunch
    13.45 EU Food Improvement Agents Package

    An overview of the complex layout of the different legislation covering food additives, including colours and sweeteners, food enzymes and flavourings also called food improvement agents. Processing aids will also be discussed.
    14.30 Food Additives Workshop

    An interactive session with practical exercises on how to use the legislation to determine the acceptability of food additives under the EU food categorisation system.
    15.00 Flavourings and Smoke Flavourings

    Explains in detail the definitions, Union lists and labelling requirements on flavourings and smoke flavourings.
    16.00 Refreshments
    16.15 Surfing the Web for European Legislation

    Provides you with the opportunity to search relevant websites for information on EU food legislation and databases.
    16.45 Close

    Day 2

    08.30 Registration and Refreshments
     09.00 EU Food Labelling Requirements

    A clear overview of what the mandatory and voluntary food labelling requirements are that need to appear on the labels of food and drinks and the changes brought by the EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of Food Information to Consumers.  
    10.00 Additional EU labelling Information

    Covers additional labelling considerations, such as illustrations of how QUID listings work in practice and specific explanations of allergen labelling, lot marking, weight marking, marketing claims, compositional standards, organic and protected origin implications. The concept of the ‘average consumer’ will also be explained with practical examples of clean labelling and how to avoid misleading the consumer.
    10.45 Refreshments
    11.15 Nutrition Labelling

    Explains the requirements for nutrition labelling, including content and format and changes laid down in the Food Information to Consumers Regulation.
    12.30 Lunch
    13.30 Food Labelling Workshop

    An opportunity for you to apply your knowledge through practical exercises and discuss the new European food labelling rules under Regulation 1169/2011, which comes into force on 13 December 2014, for most provisions.
    14.45 Non-Harmonised Food Legislation in the EU

    Illustrates several examples of non-harmonised legislation in the EU to give you an appreciation of Member State national quirks; a summary of the national requirements highlighted will also be provided.
    15.30 Refreshments
    15.45 Introduction to the EU Nutrition and Health Claims
    This is currently a hot EU food law topic. What are the definitions for nutrition and health claims? How do they get approved? Are there any EU positive lists? What is the legal status of EFSA’s opinions on health claims? All these will be discussed.
    16.15 Nutrition and Health Claims Workshop

    You will be split into small groups and provided with a range of 'problem' labels to check for compliance with nutrition and health claims.
    17.00 Close

    Locations & Pricing

    • Member Price
      £810.00 Plus VAT

      Non-Member Price
      £1,040.00 Plus VAT

      Leatherhead Food Research, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK from 15/10/2014 to 16/10/2014

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