Kohlhammer Publishing is a new partner for EWFC!
Kohlhammer is a traditional publishing house located in southern Germany and was established in 1866. It is one of Germany’s principal academic publishing houses and is active in a large variety of academic areas. Making quality information available to professionals, the academia as well as to an interested and informed public has been and remains Kohlhammer’s ambition.
Kohlhammer’s areas of expertise include:
History, Theology, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Economics as well as Psychology, Pedagogy, Special Education, Medicine and Health Care and Law.
Complementary to the publishing house, Kohlhammer is made up of several service and production facilities. Kohlhammer’s activities include printing plants, forms, logistics, communication, electronic media and data management.
Foreign Rights & Licensing
Kohlhammer has been engaged in several mutually beneficial international partnerships and looks forward to continuing this policy. Kohlhammer books have been translated and published in countries all over the world, including Brazil, China, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States. For additional information on the Kohlhammer works and foreign rights in general, their availability, options or reading copies please contact us directly at Kohlhammer.de
Brief summary of the EWFC spring meeting in Bremen
The board of the EWFC convened over the second weekend of March in the fair city of Bremen, Germany.
The main topic for discussion was that of the forthcoming amendments to the proposals by the European Commission to change EU Regulation 882/2004, which governs official controls in the food and agriculture industries, and consolidation of the twelve points that the food controllers within EWFC had compiled for consideration at the previous meeting. This consolidated list is due to be discussed with MEP’s in Brussels in due course. The EFSA opinion and proposed changes to poultry meat inspection were also high on the agenda.
National reports from each member serve to facilitate discussion about practices in food control and meat inspection in respect to regulations, common problems encountered and incidents such as criminality or disease outbreaks and their management. The reports also facilitates the exchange of ideas.” Training events were identified for members consideration and the next congress to be run by EWFC was also discussed.
This will be in the autumn of 2016 and is likely to be held in Brussels. This is an important date for EWFC as it will also mark its 25th anniversary year.
The board also received a presentation from Mr. Jorg Pfundt of Dr. Becher on PURAVIA, which explained how they provide HACCP training and further support to food producing companies.
All in all, this was considered to be a good productive meeting and members left with a feeling that good work had been done and that the consumers throughout the EU continue to be well served by our organisation.
The next board meeting will be in the United Kingdom in September 2015.
Professor Chris Elliott talking about Food Fraud
Food fraud is a process driven by economic issues it is important to realise it also has serious potential public health implications. It threatens food safety as well as being a swindle. As highlighted in the 2008 Chinese milk scandal in which six people died and hundreds of thousands were made ill by milk products adulterated with melamine. Although the intention of the criminal gang was to get a better price for the adulterated milk powder they had unwittingly created a very serious food safety incident with disastrous consequences.
Professor Chris Elliott gives his point of view