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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, 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 the Training Team on T: +44 (0)1372 822314, E:

    *for our specific Food Supplements Regulatory Seminar (EU and International) taking place on 15-16 April 2015, please click here.


    Please click on the tab in the blue bar above or follow the link to the Everything European 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
    Annie-Laure Robin, Regulatory Manager, Leatherhead Food Research
    09.15 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.  
    10.00 Surfing the Web for European Legislation

    Provides you with the opportunity to search relevant websites for information on EU food legislation and databases.
    10.30 Refreshments
    10.45 EU 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 EU Contaminants, Pesticides and Food Contact Materials

    A short review of current controls in contaminants and pesticides with an update on any emerging issues.
    12.10 EU 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 EU Food Additives Quiz

    An interactive session explaining the complex layout of the different legislation covering food additives, colours and sweeteners.
    15.30 Refreshments
    16.00 EU Flavourings and Smoke Flavourings

    Explains in detail the definitions, Union lists and labelling requirements on flavourings and smoke flavourings.
    17.00 Close

    Day 2

    08.30 Registration and Refreshments
    09.00 Requirements and Changes Provided Under EU Food Information to Consumer  Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 

    Provides a clear overview of the forthcoming mandatory and voluntary food labelling requirements  that need to appear on labels and websites according to the EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of Food Information to Consumers. 
    10.00 EU Food Labelling Requirements in Detail

    The mandatory labelling requirements concerning product name, ingredient listing, allergen declaration, net quantity, date of minimum durability, storage and conditions of use, name and address of seller, country of origin, instructions of use and alcoholic strength will be explained with practical examples.
    11.00 Refreshments
    11.30 EU Nutrition Labelling 

    Explains the requirements for nutrition labelling, including content and format and changes laid down in the Food Information to Consumers Regulation 1169/2011. 
    12.30 Lunch
    13.30 EU Food Labelling Quiz

    You will be split into small groups and asked to answer questions on the new EU food labelling rules covered in the morning session.
    14.30 Food supplements, Fortified foods, PARNUTs in the EU 

    Covers all of the EU rules and regulations on foods fortified with vitamins and minerals, food supplements and PARNUTs foods.
    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 Claims 
    What is the definition for a nutrition claim in the EU? Is there any EU positive list? What are the specific conditions of use? All of these will be discussed with practical examples.
    16.15 EU Health Claims and Sensory Claims

    Looks at identifying regulatory controls on health and sensory claims in the EU. Case examples of non-compliance and what we can learn from them going forward will also be covered.
    16.45 Discussion
    17.00 Close

    Locations & Pricing

    • Member Price
      £830.00 Plus VAT

      Non-Member Price
      £1,065.00 Plus VAT

      Leatherhead Food Research, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK from 26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015

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    • Member Price
      £830.00 £747.00 Plus VAT

      Non-Member Price
      £1,065.00 £958.50 Plus VAT

      Leatherhead Food Research, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK from 14/10/2015 to 15/10/2015

      Book and pay for your place on a training course or conference up to 90 days in advance and receive a 10% discount on the delegate fee. (See Terms & Conditions)

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