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BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 Click to edit Master title style Risk based sampling and coordinated programmes FLEP e-commerce WG Yvonne Huigen - NVWA Georg Schreiber - BVL
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 2 Meetings FLEP conference on risk based control and e-commerce, Berlin, April 2010 30th FLEP Forum, Malta, Nov 2010 1st e-commerce WG, Berlin, July 2011 2nd e-commerce WG, Brno, March 2012 3rd e-commerce WG, Copenhagen, Oct 2012 4th e-commerce WG, The Hague, May 2013 5th e-commerce WG, Vienna, May 2014 6th e-commerce WG, Stockholm, 1st/2nd June 2015
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 3 Chair and participants Co-chair: Yvonne Huigen (NL) and Georg Schreiber (DE) 1st meeting: 8 MS 5th meeting: 15 MS (AT, BE, CZ, DE, DK, FI, FR, HU, IT, NL, SE, SI, SK, UK, (EE)) and CH (and COM) Interested: IE, LV, LU, MT, CY
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 4 Scope and achievements Exchange of information, best practise, cooperation, mutual assistance - Country reports Web-based information platform - Organisation and minutes of meetings - Hardware setup of official control units - List of useful software, incl. experience - List of products Advice to COM and drafting of legislative proposals - Official sampling (Article 35 of 882-revision) - Closing of websites (Article 135 of 882-revision)
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 5 Achievements (cont.) One-day training course on on-line investigations (financed by TSI) Tutors for ‚Better Training for Safer Food‘ course “New investigations techniques in food control” (five courses in 2014-2015)
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 6 Approaches and activities of control units Focus on food supplements, slimming, sport, beauty products - RASFF notifications / warnings of third countries - Consumer complaints - Test purchases - Revealing information of ‘hidding’ sellers - Transport of products to consumers Health claims, botanicals Requirements of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 on distance selling Enforcement of registration requirements and correct imprints
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 7 Country reports (1) Austria Specialised in investigative hard- and software equipment Change of IP-address of webshop indicator of possible fraud List of pharmaceutical products worldwide containing Sibutramin Cooperation with tax office and PANGEA (list of confiscated products by Austrian customs) Belgium Special Investigation Unit on fraud Controls at post/courier services and reactive controls after complaint(s) On spot investigations and test sampling E-cops: fraudulent trade practices; cooperation with other agencies
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 8 Country reports (2) Switzerland New food law as legal basis for e-commerce control Working group on e-commerce and administrative assistance Czech Republic Law on offical sampling Focus on botanicals and other food supplements Website on unsafe, adulterated and poor-quality food (won price!) and public awareness campaigns, incl. list of risky sites/e-shops Denmark Focus on food supplements; warnings issued Cooperation with Medicines Authority; also check of social media
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 9 Country reports (3) Finland Project on health claims and labelling Oiva Smiley system include w ebshops Multinational food supplement case (product addressed to FI) France National Service of Investigations specialised in internet investigations (3211 websites checked; 10 % food) Food supplements and misleading advertisement OPSON participation on e-commerce “Vigie Fraude” Fiche (“Fraud watch tower”): standard form for food inspectors
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 10 Country reports (4) Germany Search for products (e.g. RASFF) and enforcement of registration Cooperation with eBay, PayPal (LERS), amazon and denic Project on the automation of the product control Hungary Broad sampling campaign to get experience (food, PPP, VMP) Italy Conference of stakeholders (Medicines Agency, NAS, MoEcoDev, MoH): 33% of the dossiers on “counterfeit food supplements"
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 11 Country reports (5) Netherlands Project on regular control of webshops with a trust seal (of 300 shops 67% not known to authority) Focus on food supplements Check advertisements in social media Research on "Data Oriented Surveillance on Webshops“ Development of an "inspection protocol for webshops" Sweden Control of e-commerce is prioritized in MANCP Focus on food supplements
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 12 Country reports (6) Slovenia Focus on slimming products Problems faced with offers from third countries (aggressive web campaigns) Slovakia Registration of on-line sellers and sampling United Kingdom 'DNP Kills' in social and conventional media to raise awareness; 40 websites being 'closed down‘ Facebook remains a challenge; some offers impossible to investigate
BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 13 Summary New area for official food control and many challenges Many activities in MS / interesting approaches Actions of MS authorities increasing Public awareness campaigns e-commerce WG important role in bringing activities together
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