The first of the learning resources focusses on the regulatory requirements and controls governing the use of food additives and food flavourings. The training is to ensure that the food industry stays up to date with regulatory requirements in the use of additives and flavourings in food, it said.
“It is important for food businesses to ensure they strictly adhere to all regulatory requirements,” said Professor Alan Reilly, chief executive at Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
The food additives module is meant to serve as a starting place for staff and owners of food businesses who want to increase their knowledge of the subject. It covers the terms and definitions associated with additives, along with an overview of functional classes, labelling requirements and relevant legislation.
The food flavourings module on the other hand, consists of video interviews with FSAI staff covering the legislation regulating the use of flavourings, labelling requirements for food containing flavourings, and enforcement and industry compliance issues.
Additional materials are being developed and will be added to the learning resource section of the website once completed.
“These resources form part of an ongoing programme the FSAI is undertaking to provide free and easily accessible information and learning resources on key topics of interest to the food industry,” added Reilly.
The new e-learning resources can be found here.