305d Quality Infrastructure for Food Safety

Duration
Part 1: 8 November - 4 December 2015
Part 2: June 2016
Location
Part 1: Stockholm & UppsalaSweden
Part 2: in one of the participating countries
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
July 2, 2015

Invitation

Objectives

.- To provide awareness, information and training

to the relevant governmental officials and economic
operators regarding the new principles and
requirements related to food safety, international
trade in food and agricultural products embedded
in the WTO agreements and best practices.

- The programme aims at supporting the participants
and their institutions, companies and countries
in addressing identified issues and problems at
home base through project works to be done by the
participants supported by programme consultants.

- Finally the programme will provide for updating
and support regarding issues addressed in
the projects works done by the participants
through a follow-up seminar that will be conducted
in one of the participating countries

Target Group

Invited countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Moçambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia

 The programme is intended first and foremost for
all stakeholders related to food safety and regulatory
and quality infrastructure for food safety and
quality. Participants will come from ministries dealing
with aspects of food safety, animal and plant
health, industry and commerce, food conformity
assessment bodies and from those concerned with
the economic aspects, such as industry and trade.
The participants shall be obliged to participate in
all components of the programme, the initial training
course of four weeks, the project work period
of six months and the follow-up workshop of one
week's duration. Women are encouraged to apply.

Contents

The programme aims to provide participants
with general understanding of
- The WTO-Agreement on the Application of
Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS).
- International trade based on the WTO-TBT
agreement.
- Food legislation and enforcement
- Principles and concepts covering food safety,
animal health and plant health
- Risk analysis.
- European Union food safety systems
- International standardisation work in the food area
- Codex Alimentarius, I.A.H.O., I.P.P.C.
- Food labelling
- The concept of quality
- HACCP training
- Accreditation.
- Laboratory testing
- Quality Infrastructure development for food safety

Contact

Organisation

Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment - SWEDAC

Name

Katarina Wenell

Address

AQS AB
Västra Hamngatan 18
SE-411 17 Göteborg
Sweden

Telephone

+46-(0)31 13 71 10

E-mail

itp-sps@swedac.org

Fax no.

+46-(0)31 13 71 09

Web

www.swedac.se