ITS Food 2019
3rd BVL course on Food Safety and Risk Management
incl. MRI-Module: Food Fraud: Management and Methodologies

Datum 09.03.2020 - 13.03.2020
Ort Berlin
Kontakt Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)

Mauerstraße 39-42
10117 Berlin

Telefon: +49 30 1844400-103
Telefax: +49 30 1844400-209
For the third time, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is offering an advanced training on the subject of “Food Safety and Risk Management”.

In this course, we will provide you with the basic knowledge on food/feed safety and risk management in Germany and the European Union and will give you a state-of-the-art insight into the topic of food authenticity. The impact of networks in the field of monitoring, control programmes, information systems and during crisis management will be demonstrated by practice-based examples. Authorisation procedures will be presented, as well as the work of the national and European reference laboratories.

Experts of the Max Rubner-Institut, the Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food in Germany, will highlight federal authorities’ approaches to ensure food authenticity. Moreover, current activities of the newly set up National
Reference Center for Authentic Food in Germany as well as the methodology applied nowadays to test the authenticity of food will be presented. These lectures will be accompanied by two rounds of small working groups, in which the testing of the authenticity of particular foods will be discussed with experts in the respective fields.

In addition to the theoretical transfer of knowledge, a practical reference will be established by the visit to a food business operator.

We intend to address all aspects which may help to establish a comprehensive risk management for safe food, feed and consumer products. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get comprehensive information on food authenticity testing strategies and the current developments in this increasingly important field of food control.