Introduction to EU Food Law


Course: Introduction to Food Law

Duration: 1 day

Location: Central London

Date: TBC

Cost: £400 per person


Practical, effective advice to help your business


Having trouble navigating the labyrinthine world of EU food regulations? This one day practical course aims to provide you with all the relevant information you need to know about the structure and principles of, and the developments in food legislation in the EU. Do you need to know:


  • Where EU food law originates?
  • Where to find information on regulations?
  • How to keep up to date with any new developments?


You will learn about the fundamentals of EU law-making, from the differences between legal instruments, institutions, enforcements to the legislative process itself. We will also provide you with a copy of the EU food law library for your future reference.


A separate session on mutual recognition principles will help you to understand how to tackle any disparities and varying interpretations of food legislation across EU markets. Do you know your rights, and how best to tackle problems that may arise in marketing foods across various EU Member States? This course will equip you with the tools you need to understand how your business fits into the broader EU market.


You will also have an opportunity to learn how to search for relevant information more effectively, and how to read and understand legislation during our practical exercises.


Above all else our courses are practical: we don’t just want to give you the letter of the law, but instead we want to show you how to use this knowledge to improve your business, and your understanding of how the EU legislative process works. This session is built around case studies, quizzes and practical exercises – chances to practice what you’ve learned. Our practical exercises will teach you how to search for relevant information more effectively, and how to read and understand EU legislation.


This is a great opportunity to learn how to better negotiate your way through the often confusing world of EU food legislation!


Training from one of our top experts


Our course leader, Klaudyna Terlicka, is one of Europe’s leading experts on EU regulation, with eight years’ experience working in this field. With both an academic background in non-harmonised EU law and the institutions and processes of the EU, as well as years of expertise offering practical regulatory and labelling advice to UK and international businesses, Klaudyna is perfectly suited to deliver this engaging, concise introduction to EU regulation.


Is this course for me?


As an introductory course, this session is relevant to anybody involved in making sure foods meet regulatory requirements. Whether you are an old hand seeking to improve your knowledge, or someone just starting out in the food industry looking for background information on EU food legislation, this is an unmissable opportunity. You may be particularly interested in this course if you are:


  • An industry representative: regulatory advisors, managers, technical and quality assurance teams
  • Enforcement authorities
  • Private practitioners of food law
  • Academics


We are currently developing this course for open registration, however please email us if you want to book a bespoke session

Please email to sign up now!


8:45 – 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and introduction to the course
9:30 – 9:45 European Union – Basic factsShort introduction to European Union – history, enlargement, principles
9:45 – 10:30 Legal InstrumentsFundamentals of EU food law development. Differences between legal instruments with practical examples.
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Workshop: Development of EU food lawA quick journey through history.
11:15- 11:45 Current structure of EU food lawWhere do we stand now? Structure of EU food law from different angles will be shown together with the tools available to empower you to learn more about specific topics of EU food legislation.
11:45- 12:30 Workshop/Discussion: Understanding EU terminology
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30- 14:30 Mutual recognition principleExplanation of free trade provisions with practical examples and exercises.
14:30– 15:00 Workshop: Key EU institutions
14:30- 15:00 How to effectively search for information?Where to find relevant information? – A journey through food law resources.
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15- 16:00 How EU legislation is madeSummary of legislative procedures – the journey from initiative to adoption, the key players and the timeframes will be discussed.  You will learn where to find information on planned initiatives, how to search for legislative proposals and drafts.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:15 WorkshopA practical exercise – it’s time to apply your new knowledge and tools!
17:15 – 17:30 Discussion and closing remarks