This course will give a deep insight in all food and feed safety aspects related to the oils and fats chain. The course includes general lectures on legislative aspects, industrial codes, risk evaluations, important specifications and standards for the oils and fats industry. Attention will be paid to food and feed safety procedures during the subsequent steps in the supply and production chain of oils and fats starting from the arrival at the port of entry until the receipt at the final food or feed production plant.
Furthermore, the specific roles of superintendents and laboratories will be addressed. ln addition, the course includes lectures on Halal and Kosher and sustainability, as well as lectures from organisations important to the oils and fats sector.
The course will combine theoretical lectures by experts from industry and government with case studies on food and feed safety aspects. ln addition, excursions to an oil storage facility, a refinery and a margarine factory are part of the course.
Who will attend?
The course is at BSc level and has been designed for people working in the oils and fats sector in the area of quality, production, sales, logistics and shipping. It is also of interest for food and feed customers of the oils and fats sector (e.g. potato processors, producers of bakery ingredients, margarine and sauces and producers of animal feed). Furthermore, the course will be interesting for people working at certification bodies, sector associations, consultancy organisations or for the government and for Food Technology BSc students.
The working language of the course is English. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course. Basic background knowledge is required to keep up with the course. For participants who are not familiar with the basics of oil refining it is recommended to register for the pre-course as well.
Leading course instructors are Gerrit van Duijn (Consultant at Gerrit van Duijn Consultancy), Ron van Noord (MVO and Secretary General NOFOTA) and Annette Klomp (MVO). Specific subjects will be taught by experts from industry, government and sectoral organisations.
Costs and location
The course fee is € 750 (ex VAT) for MVO companies and € 1250 (ex VAT) for non-MVO companies and covers lectures, course materials, certificate, visits, boat trips, drinks, three lunches, snacks and one course dinner. Registration is limited to 30 persons.
The additional fee for the optional pre-course on 12 June on oil refining is € 250. The pre-course is open only to those who also participate in the main course. A minimum of 5 persons is required to go ahead with this pre-course. Fees do not cover hotel accommodation.
Enrolment for the course is possible by filling in this registration form.