marți, iunie 25, 2013

RISK ASSESSMENT (FOOD): URGENT We need teachers / specialists / trainers for 4 days seminars in Latin America


RISK ASSESSMENT (FOOD):
URGENT
We need teachers / specialists / trainers for 4 days seminars in Latin America. (International Organization)

 

Languages: English or Portuguese.

 

Send "curriculum vitae" to: cristinavidreras@yahoo.es

 

Subjects:

 

- Risk assessment

- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

- How the risk assessment work contributes to improving food safety and to building public confidence in the way risk is assessed.

- Risk assessment as a specialised field of applied science that involves reviewing scientific data and studies in order to evaluate risks associated with certain hazards.

-Some examples of the wide variety of risk issues: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE), the safety of food additives such as aspartame, allergenic food ingredients, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), wild and farmed fish, pesticides, and animal health issues including Avian Influenza.

- The need of sound scientific work particularly in fields such as emerging risks where scientific knowledge and approaches are continually evolving.

- Harmonization of risk assessment methodologies (i.e. the development of a harmonised approach to compare the risks posed by substances with the potential to cause cancer, and provided advice on the biosafety of antibiotic resistant marker genes).

- Collecting and analysing scientific data to ensure that risk assessment is supported by the most complete scientific information available (launching public consultations and calls for data to gather information from external sources, etc.).

- Risk analysis

- Risk management

- Risk communication: communicating on risks associated with the food chain is a key element of the whole system.

- Scientific results cannot always be easily converted into simple guidelines and advice that non-scientists like the public or the media can easily understand or follow: Analysing public perception of risks linked to food; etc.

- Precautionary principle

 

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