Both during events at the ANUGA 2017 and in the scope of the 1. Joint Summer School, it has been demanded that control in enterprises in the agri-food sector be further coordinated. During the IV. Food Safety Congress in Warsaw, a representative of the IFS has presented the next steps towards version 7.0 of the global standards. The improvement of the cooperation between food control authorities and private standard setters is intensely debated not only in Germany but also in Poland. Such an improvement particularly involves recognition of audit performance to investigate the fulfillment of standard requirements and implementation of a more consequent control-of-control principle, which is already covered by EU legislation. Another aspect is crisis communication. Recent incidents have initiated putting existing concepts in public-private-partnership exercises for crisis management into practice.
Photo: Speakers at the IV Food Safety Congress in Warsaw. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Arkadiusz Orłowski (Dean of the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Banasik (Prorector, Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Marek Marzec (President of EWA-BIS), Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jarzębowski (Lecturer at the Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Monika Tyska (Director of the Export Support Office of the Agricultural Market Agency), Tadeusz Wojciechowski (Chairman of the Biuro Promocji Jakości [Bureau for Quality Promotion])
Nowadays, education and qualification in quality, risk, crisis, and audit management for agribusiness and food industry require innovative solutions, which can only be achieved through cooperation between knowledge providers in Europe and all over the world. In order to broaden and deepen existing relations between national and international universities and the EQAsce, the International Thematic University Network TUN EQA has been established during the ANUGA Trade Fair in Cologne on 8 October, 2017 >>FoodNetCenter. The aim of this university network initiative is mutual recognition of qualifications in agriculture and food and feed industry, as well as of programmes certified by the EQA by interdisciplinary, international expert committees.
A guided tour through the ANUGA 2017 on Sunday, 8 October 2017, gave participants of the first EQA Joint Summer School and other guests of the EQAsce the opportunity to get to know some interesting parts of the world’s largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages. The group caught up on the latest and most innovative products and on the world’s greatest supply diversity. The ANUGA is the only place where the key players of the international food sector come together for a total of ten trade shows on current trends. The tour was focussed on booths of members and partners of the EQA: CSB-System, IFS Management GmbH, GlobalG.A.P., and GS1 Germany.