October 26, 2008
Waiting to see Robert Madelin, Director-General SANCO, I looked at the Annual Report of Better Training for safer Food, a SANCO initiative.
European consumers need to be protected against unsafe food. Effective food safety controls are vital to ensure the highest standards of consumer protection.
It is vital that control personnel responsible for ensuring the safety of food and feed and the health and welfare of animals and plants in the and its trading partners remain up to date with the relevant EU standards. Appropriate training is a key factor in this.
Places on EU-based training courses are allocated to third country participants, and programmes are organised specifically for third and particular developing countries so as to familiarise them with EU resquirements. This is vital for helping such countries to access the EU market for their products.
This is one of many SANCO initiatives.
But it’s boring to read about, hence only specialist press coverage. But then, ‘Good new is no news’Author : Stanley Crossick