20-21/Nov/2008 • Luxembourg
Interpretations available in English, French.
Lawyers, national and EU civil servants, in particular from consumer and ombudsman bodies, representatives of independent consumer organisations, academics and professional with an interest in European food law.
Over the last years, food law has gained considerable importance within the corpus of EU legal norms. With the aim of regaining consumer confidence and ensuring the financial viability of the food-producing sector, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of 28 January 2002 established the principles and components of this legal field. Since then, EU food law has developed at a significant pace and has become increasingly complex so as to match consumers’ expectations, keep up with technological progress and deal with potential food scares. Following up on our four previous conferences on this topic, this seminar is conceived as a vehicle for discussion and exchange of views on the state of progress of various legislative measures in this field, their status of implementation and any future initiatives.
The seminar will consist of a balanced combination of presentations, question & answer sessions and discussions.
The objective of this seminar is two-fold: first, to inform manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and others of their food safety responsibilities. Second, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information sharing among government, industry, trade organizations, legal representatives, academia, regulators, food and consumer lawyers and organisations, and other interested individuals.