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Food Legislation in the EU – An Introduction

An EAS Short Course

Presented by Michael Hickey, EAS Independent Consultant

If you sell food products in the EU, understanding EU Food legislation is critical to success. Join EAS Consulting Group’s expert in EU Food regulations, Michael Hickey for a short course look at how food legislation is proposed, enacted and amended in the EU so that it meets the changing needs and attitudes to food safety, consumer health and information, while promoting fair trade that encompasses the EU’s 27 individual independent sovereign states.

We’ll explore a brief background on the EU’s evolution from beginning to present day as well as structures and types of the various legislative provisions. Learn how to access these regulatory requirements and understand how to apply relevant provisions for equivalent EU legislation of interest across member states.

Next, the course will address some critical details of EU legislation in the areas of Food Safety, Food Hygiene, Food Additives, Food Contaminants, Food Packaging, and Food Labelling and Nutritional Labelling. It will also cover some components of the relationship between EU legislation and EU Member State legislation, especially where there are no relevant provisions in EU legislation, such as those of food standards. Finally, we’ll look at the implications of Brexit now that the United Kingdom has left the EU, highlighting relevant requirements and expectations post-transition after 31 December 2020.

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All cancellations after December 29, 2020, will result in a 25% processing fee.

If the minimum number of participants is not met by December 29, 2020, EAS reserves the right to cancel and refund registrations in full.

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About the Presenter

Michael Hickey

EU-based Michael Hickey is an independent consultant for EAS with a specialization in Food Legislation, Quality Systems, Quality Auditing, Technical and Food Safety Problem Solving, Crisis Management, Hygiene, Food Safety and Laboratory Staff Training. He works with domestic and international food companies and food dairy industry representatives. He is a previous winner of the International Dairy Federation Prize of Excellence and Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology in Ireland.

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