Presentation on theme: "Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Czech Republic and Food Safety Milena Vicenová Ministry of Agriculture Food Authority Food Safety Department."— Presentation transcript:
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Czech Republic and Food Safety Milena Vicenová Ministry of Agriculture Food Authority Food Safety Department
Ministry of Agriculture agriculture water management food industry forestry hunting and gamekeeping fisheries Central State Authority in the field of:
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Food Authority Established 1 April 2005 within the MoA Headed by Director General Concentration of all activities of the state administration in the field of foodstuffs production and food and feed safety
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Why to put emphasis on food safety? It concerns everyone. 91% of EU population express interest in it. Has direct impact on the quality and length of life, population health.
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Inter-ministerial co-operation Ministry of Agriculture co-ordination of the food safety system official control of food and feed production Ministry of Health assessment of health risks official control of catering
Government Minister of Agriculture Co- ordination unit Secretariat of CU (Ministry of Agriculture) Section of Chief Hygienic Officer Ministry of the Environment Ministry of Transport State Office for Nuclear Safety Ministry of Industry and Trade Bodies of Public Health Protection State Veterinary Administration RASFF - Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority State Phytosanitary Administration Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture Scientific Committees Information Centre Ministry of Interior Minister of Health FoodSafety Co-ordination in the Czech Republic Food Safety Co-ordination in the Czech Republic 1. on Food 2. Veterinary SC 3. on Animal Nutrition 4. on Phytosanitary and Env. Ministry of Defense Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Co-ordination Unit - functions Advisory body of the Minister of Agriculture Co-ordinates activities in the food safety area Provides for co-operation among state Supervisory bodies, scientific committees, Consumers and state administration Co-operates with the EFSA and national food Safety institutions in EU Member States
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Scientific committees established in 2002 members are leading experts provide risk assessment
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Scientific Committees Veterinary Scientific Committee (MoA) Scientific Committee on Phytosanitary and Environment (MoA) Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition (MoA) Scientific Committee on Food (MoH)
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Co-operation between CR and the EFSA ensure and co-ordinate Food Safety Co-ordination Unit co-operation from 3/2003 in the capacity of an observer At present: participation in the meetings of the EFSA Advisory Forum, working group for communication, working group for IT, access to Extranet. Future communication: video-conferences
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Participation of the CR in the RASFF participation since 2004 Members: SAFIA, SVA, CISTA, BPHP, SONS, MoA, MoH Co-operating - MoD, MoS, MoI, MoF-GDC, IAFI Act on Foodstuffs No. 110/1997 Coll. Act on Feedingstuffs No. 91/1996 Coll. Government Decree – in effect from 3/2005
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Monitoring of contaminants in food chains launched at the MoA in 1992 done by departmental competent authorities performing official control and research institutes MoA ensures monitoring of: raw materials and foodstuffs feedstuff and feeding water farmland farmland fallouts surface water (small water courses) water and forest ecosystems
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic GM food and feed and novel food Ministry of Agriculture, Food Safety and Technology of the Living Environment Dept., is responsible for the adminstration of applications for puting on the market of GM food and feed and the novel food.
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Communication with consumers‘ organisations close co-operation of the MoA with non-government organisations participation of representatives of “consumers” in - the Food Safety Co-ordination Unit, - the Working Group for communication with consumers.
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Working Group for communication with consumers representatives of Ministries, Scientific Committees, consumers‘ organisations and the IAFI objectives: Informing the public and raising its awareness Promotion of appropriate dietary habits among consumers Raising consumers‘ awareness and promotion of domestic produce information flows for general public
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Food Safety Information Centre www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz news information on Food Safety Co-ordination Unit information on Scientific Committees reports from the monitoring of contaminants supervision over foodstuffs legislation (CR, EU, Codex Alimentarius, Standards) links to food safety websites
Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Basic strategic document Strategy to Assure Food Safety in the CR after Accession to the EU adopted in December 2004 review in 2006 emphasis on improving of communication within the CR, EU Member States, EU bodies and third countries