The latest EU measures to counter the Foodcrisis triggered by the war in Ukraine, tensions on energy markets and climate change
The long-term EU strategy on Food
What EU is doing for the safety of Food and Feed
RASFF Portal for alert and how to use it
EU Labelling nutrition system
The addition of Food supplements, vitamins and minerals
The EU laws on mineral waters and spring water
The trans fat in Food Regulation
The biological and chemical safety rules in Europe
About novel Food and Food waste rules
Agri-Food fraud fight
This intensive course is offered in three versions, to offer knowledge and insights suited to your needs as much as possible.
Instead of long and hardly assimilable lessons, we offer a learning system that will open your mind and new horizons. This will help you to know the proposed subject and a method to assimilate it better.
We will teach you to consult the Platform we have created on EU Food Policy (plus Agriculture), giving you free access for 3 months. In it you will be able to consult the constantly updated content of this Course and you will consult with a direct line to the work of EU Agencies and their decisions.
Why is this course interesting for you?
The EU is largely self-sufficient for key agricultural products, being a main wheat and barley exporter and largely able to covers its consumption for other staple crops such as maize or sugar. The EU is also largely self sufficient for animal products, including dairy and meat, with the notable exception of seafood.
However, the climate change, war in Ukraine, energy prices and and other global commodity price boom are driving up prices in agricultural and seafood product markets and exposing the vulnerabilities of EU food system: EU dependence on imports of e.g. energy, fertiliser and animal feed. This increases costs for producers and affects the price of food, raising concerns as regards the purchasing power of consumers, and the income of producers.
The EU has been activating its strategy to make Europe self-sufficient from the food for decades. If in the past it had activated support mechanisms for agricultural production also for a strategy of food stocks, more recently it has favored support for producers, to find a better balance between quantity, prices and quality. In the meantime, it has created Agencies oriented towards human and animal food safety and has issued many regulations for the entire food chain. All these aspects will be examined in detail.
During this Course you will learn also:
Food availability and affordability: the latest proposal by the EU Commission to counter the latest international tensions
New Food and Agents for Food: Globalization and progress of the culinary art bring more and more new dishes and new preparation techniques to our tables. The EU observes and establishes guidelines for the protection of consumers.
Animal health: controls and sanitation measures for pets, farm animals and wild fauna and flora monitor and manage diseases and allow tracking of the movements of all farm animals.
Plant health: early identification and elimination of harmful organisms prevents their spread and ensures healthy seeds.
Contaminants and residues: monitoring keeps contaminants away from food and feed. The maximum limits of acceptability apply to domestic and imported food and feed.
Intensive Course Level 1
For C-Levels or experienced General Managers with years in business management and with at least 5 years in general management.