The Food Law Academy is a joint venture of the European Institute for Food Law and Van der Meulen Food Legal Services. We provide education and training on food law, at national level, European level as well as global level.
Established in 2009
The Food Law Academy was set up jointly by the European Institute for Food Law and Wageningen Business School in 2009.
Over the course of the years we cooperated with various partners including Dijkstra Voermans Advocaten en Notarissen; Holland van Gijzen Advocaten en Notarissen; N&S Quality Consultants B.V.; the University of East Piedmont (UPO); CHR Hansen and the University of Copenhagen.
Through such partnerships, we assure the proper mix between indepth expertise and practical experience.
In 2018 Wageningen University transferred the share it held through Wageningen Business School to Van der Meulen Food Legal Services.
The trade name 'Food Law Academy' is registered at the chamber of commerce in Amsterdam under number: 65386116.
The Food Law Academy had its first run with a Summer School in Food Regulatory Affairs from 7 to 12 June 2009. In the same year we provided a Food Law Academy Africa: a training for food exporters to the EU in Sierra Leone.
The first short course on food labelling - in Dutch language - followed in 2011.
In 2013 we organised a master class on Requirements for religious foods.
In 2016 we brought the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course to Europe. Participants received the certificate businesses require to export to the USA.
Mostly, however, the Food Law Academy's annual summer schools and short-course update participants in EU food legal and regulatory requirements.
Our Mission and purpose
The aim of the Food Law Academy is to advance the level of expertise on food law and regulatory compliance, at national level, European level and global level.
The concept of ‘food law’ is taken in a broad sense. It includes food law as defined in EU Regulation 178/2002 ‘the laws, regulations and administrative provisions governing food in general, and food safety in particular’ covering ‘any stage of production, processing and distribution of food, and also of feed produced for, or fed to, food producing animals’, but also adjacent economic regulations and human rights aspects of food.
The dissemination of food law takes place through short courses and summer schools and in-company training.
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