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On site/tailored regulatory/legislation training service

We are able to develop and deliver bespoke training courses specifically tailored for your requirements and personnel.  For further details please contact the Campden BRI Training Team on +44(0)1386 842104 or at training@campdenbri.co.uk

This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form

Benefits of attending

• Participants will gain valuable knowledge from experienced Campden BRI tutors
• Courses can be conducted at your own site or a venue of your choice
• Content can be designed to suit the level and topic of choice
• Course duration can range from half a day to 2/3 days
• Training can be provided on a one to one basis, or to groups of up to 20 delegates depending on requirements

Course content

Courses are offered in all of the following areas:

An Introduction to Food Law

This course provides a valuable introduction to the UK and EU law controlling food and drink manufacture and marketing.  The course would be beneficial for those new to the food industry or those wanting a broad overview of the practicalities of food legislation.  This training would be particularly appropriate for food quality assurance and product development personnel.

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Be aware how legislation is developed, applied and enforced
• Have an understanding of the practical implications of food law for their business
• Be able to access current legislative information

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Food and Drink Labelling

This course provides an in-depth consideration of the most up-to-date UK and EU laws, as well as information on good practice relating to food labelling.  The course is designed for those who generate product labels, sign off art work or have managerial responsibility for these functions.  The training will also benefit those new to food labelling who need to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to generate compliant labels.

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Be able to interpret relevant food and drink labelling legislation and know when to seek advice
• Understand how to implement current food and drink labelling legislation in their business in order to generate compliant labels

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Facing the Inspectors

This course prepares companies for inspections made by local authority enforcement officers.  The course will be of considerable benefit to those who are responsible for receiving and responding to inspection visits.  Subject areas include: offences, the role and powers of inspectors, inspection procedures and documents, sampling and analysis, legal proceedings and sanctions.

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Know what enforcers can do when inspecting premises and the procedures they follow
• Understand what sanctions can be imposed
• Be better prepared for inspection visits

Weights and Measures

This course deals with the quantity control of food and drink.  Although quantity control rules apply to the production and marketing of most food and drink, the detailed and complex legislation can often be bewildering to the non-specialist.  The course will be of particular benefit to production and quality assurance staff in companies whose products are sold by weight or volume. 

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Understand the complicated weights and measures legislation
• Have the confidence to review their current systems and assess their efficiency and effectiveness    

Beer Labelling Requirements

This course outlines the specific regulatory labelling provisions for beer (including cider, perry and other similar beverage products) currently in place in the UK and EU.  The course will benefit individuals in regulatory, marketing or design roles who have labelling responsibilities.  Subject areas include: general food labelling, product names, allergen labelling, gluten free and organic claims, ingredient declarations and GM specific labelling, weights and measures declarations, health warnings and voluntary labelling.

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Be able to interpret and apply relevant legislation
• Have a clear understanding of how to produce a legal beer label

Marketing Terms – Potential Pitfalls

This course provides a briefing on the many and varied legal and other controls on food marketing.  The training would especially benefit marketing professionals, but may also be of interest to their technical colleagues.  The course is aimed at those responsible for preparing food and drink marketing messages on the labels of products marketed in the UK, their print and broadcast advertising and other supporting promotional material.  Subject areas include: framework of controls on labelling and advertising, basic food labelling requirements, product descriptions, marketing terms such as ‘fresh’, ‘natural’,’ traditional’, ‘original’ and ‘style’, health and nutrition claims, best practice guidance, green claims, authenticity schemes, country of origin labelling.

At the end of the course delegates will:
• Understand the potential pitfalls of using marketing terms
• Know how to use legally compliant marketing terms that meet recommended good practice

USA Food and Drink Labelling Course

This course provides and in-depth view into those labelling requirements and help delegates understand how to translate their EU label in to a US label. Focussed on up-to-date American legislation, this course is designed for those responsible for designing or managing artwork in companies.

At the end of the course, delegates will:
• Be able to find and interpret relevant United States labelling legislation and know when to seek advice
• Understand how to generate compliant labels for the United States market within their business
• Recognise aspects of non-compliance to avoid costly misbranding errors

Food Law - Food Improvement Agents Package

The course will provide an in depth understanding of the legal framework relating to food additives, Enzymes and Flavourings and will clarify the changes that the Food Information to Consumers Regulation has brought about for additives labelling.  Aimed at those with responsibility for new product development but also those who are involved in the marketing of pre-packed foods containing additives.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
• Search for and locate additives in different food categories;
• Understand the conditions of additive use and where restrictions apply;
• Apply the knowledge of the additives legislation during development of new products.

David Leeks – Event Director


This course can be customised and is available in house

Related resources

  • Food law notes: Complete on–line reference guide to UK and EU food law, codes of practice and guidance
  • Food law alert: Prompt, succinct news of developments in UK/EU food law. Available to subscribers fortnightly.

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at training@campdenbri.co.uk