The Understanding & Implementing EU Food Law course is designed to present you a clear, accessible introduction to the food laws and regulations of the European Union. After completing this course you will have an excellent understanding of the current state of European Union food law, as well as cutting-edge knowledge of current issues and possible changes.
Beginning with an overview of historical developments, you will explore the evolution of legislation into the current rules and regulations of current European Union food law. With this robust foundation, you will then investigate key legislative topics (such as food labelling and food additives), the relationships between European Union institutions and member states, and the interaction of the European Union with other international bodies.
The European Union is a key, lucrative market for many countries around the world, and ensuring compliance with its requirements is a major issue for trade. The EU is also a leader in the establishment of effective food law and related control systems, with its legislation frequently being used as a basis for national and regional food laws. As a result, this course would be of immediate importance to anyone working in a regulatory capacity, but the impact of food law affects each and every aspect of the agrifood industries, and so would be of importance to professionals employed in any capacity in the sector.
14 Jan 2019
8 Weeks online
Graduate level or relevant experience
Discounts available for multiple bookings
Delivered entirely online through the University of Reading's Virtual Learning Environment over an eight week period, it is suggested that material is reviewed on a weekly basis, however, participants may vary their speed of learning to suit their own requirements.
The course is available to be completed for Continued Professional Development, or with the award of 10 academic credits where participants successfully complete the formative assessment requirements for the course.
Dr David Jukes
On completion of the Understanding & Implementing EU food Law course, participants will be able to:
The following transferable skills will be developed in this course:
This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of matters relating to European Union food law. Topics covered include:
The course consists entirely of Internet-based course material (including audio/visual files, pdf documents and web links) with exercises provided for each element enabling participants to assess their understanding and progress. Interaction with the course leader will be available using discussion fora.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530