Everything European - A Comprehensive Guide to European 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.

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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, radioactivity 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, nutrition and health claims and EU non-harmonised rules): 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. A summarising talk will illustrate examples of non-harmonised legislation in the EU to give you an appreciation of Member State national quirks. A brief overview of EU rules governing food supplements, fortified foods and drinks and food for particular nutritional purposes or food for specific groups will also be provided. Nutrition, health and sensory claims will be covered last.

To book Day 1 or Day 2 separately, please contact our Training Team on T: +44 (0)1372 822314, E: training@leatherheadfood.com.

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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