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1 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

2 BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V1.0 2 Meetings FLEP conference on risk based control and e-commerce, Berlin, April th FLEP Forum, Malta, Nov st e-commerce WG, Berlin, July nd e-commerce WG, Brno, March rd e-commerce WG, Copenhagen, Oct th e-commerce WG, The Hague, May th e-commerce WG, Vienna, May th e-commerce WG, Stockholm, 1st/2nd June 2015

3 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

4 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)

5 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 )

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V 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"

11 BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V 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

12 BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V 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

13 BVL_FO_04_0022_000_V 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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