Food Crisis Management

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Food Crisis Management

Why food crisis management?  

Despite the European Union having the strictest regulatory framework in place, food crises still occur and could occur in the future (either due to mismanagement or unexpected risks, such as new pathogens) and good management of such crises is key to protecting consumers and agri-food sectors Europe-wide.

Freshfel-ESSA Food Crisis Management Event

On the 2 September 2020 Freshfel Europe, in conjunction with ESSA (European Sprouted Seeds Association) held the “Food Crisis Management Event: Analysis of Former Food Crisis Situations, Lessons Learnt & Best Crisis Response Approaches”. This event was a free public event held online. 

The objective of the event was to provide a platform for agri-associations, food business operators, European Commission officials, representatives of EU national authorities and other stakeholders to gain knowledge through interaction and dialogue on how to respond to European food crises.

The insights gained from this event will create a starting point for further development structures and coordination within private companies and sectorial associations. ESSA’s and Freshfel Europe’s long-term vision is to foster cooperation between stakeholders to better manage potential future crises in the agri-food sector. 

In total over 200 stakeholders participated in the event including: stakeholders directly involved in the management of food crisis situations, national authorities, European Commission officials, academia, business operators directly involved in food production and trade, national agri-food associations, international associations and crisis management consultants. 

The press release highlighting the discussions that took place at the event is available to read here. The event programme is also available here

For more information about the Food Crisis Management Event, please contact the Freshfel Europe Secretariat. 

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