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CDI course: Governance & food safety in international food chains

Mar. 09, 2015 - Mar. 27, 2015

Many national food safety control systems fail to provide an appropriate level of protection. Or they create barriers to producers, manufacturers and retail to develop a sustainable business. How can you design and implement a control system that is adequate, efficient and contributes to sustainable trade?

Food safety as the guiding principle of your daily work

Food safety essential to sustainable prosperity

Safe, good quality food is essential to public health and long-term economic  development. Ensuring the safety and quality of food exports promotes  international trade, and thus provides a means of generating growth and  reducing poverty. This three week course empowers you to manage food  safety throughout the value chain. You will get a unique overview of all relevant aspects; from standards implementation, roles, interest of  various stakeholders and insight in the capacities needed to set up an  effective system. Working with colleagues from countries around the  world you will learn practical, ready to apply concepts, tailored to the needs of developing and emerging economies.

The first  step is to get up-to-date on consumer attitudes, market requirements and scientific foundations of food safety. Are you working up to standards? Learn tobenchmark your performance to leading players in different  countries. The course includes lectures, individual and group  assignments, case studies and field trips.

Course objectives

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • understand key concepts and elements of national food safety;
  • engage in setting up or improving elements of a national food safety control system;
  • advise governments, sector organisations and development organisations on food safety governance issues;
  • develop education and training programmes on food safety control;
  • identify institutional constraints and options to improve national control systems;
  • describe current safety hazards and understand how these translate into risk and control limits;
  • translate these options into an action plan, training or dissemination programme.

Target audience

This course is aimed at business, civic society or government professionals  engaged in food control systems. Participants need to have a  professional education and at least three years of professional  experience in agri-food chains, be competent in the English language and have some computer skills.

Practical details

Price3,800 Euro
Date09 - 27 March 2015
Deadline26 January 2015
Deadline NFP07 October 2014

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