Annual Report 200102/01/2002
- 1. Introduction
- 2.1 Priorities of Inspections Performed in 2001
- 2.2 Overall Surveys of Results of Control
- 2.3 Results of Controls of the Microbiological Requirements
- 2.4 Results of Analyses for Contaminants
- 2.5 Controls of Labelling and Quality
- 2.6 Thematic and Extraordinary Inspections
- 2.6.1 Inspections focusing on food safety
- 2.6.2 Inspections focused on adulterations
- 2.6.3 Complex and other inspections
- 2.7 Inspections in production
- 2.8 Inspections in trade network
- 2.9 Suggestions
- 2.10 Penalties
- 3 Laboratory Activities
- 4 Certification Activities
- 5 Internal Information System
- 6 Personnel Training
- 7 Activities in the Field of Legislation
- 8 Cooperation with Other Authorities and Institutions
- 9 International Relations
- 10 Public Relations
- 11 Conclusion
- 12 Abbreviations and Explanations
In addition to the professional training of personnel, a project on "Managerial Skills" was held in 2001 where about 32 managers were trained in three three-week cycles. This project extended the previous similarly oriented training for the top management. The scope of the training course was to improve in this target group the proper communication skills and to increase efficiency of their work in applying modern managerial methods.
The Phare project CZ 9809-04-01&02 "Support of the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority" that started in the middle of 2000 and proceeded until 2001 with a series of seminars on the implementation and control of critical points in production for the small producers of bakery products, for the producers of wine and fresh fruit and vegetables. These seminars helped the producers meet the conditions set for the production of healthy food.
The project was ended with two seminars for the CAFIA inspectors on the control of critical points and quality of fresh fruit and vegetables held abroad that were funded from the TAIEX sources. The inspectors had a chance to learn about the work of their foreign colleagues right in the filed and consult their working procedures with specialists from the inspection authorities in Ireland and Great Britain.
The project worth of more than 12 million Czech crowns terminated in June 2001 by a meeting of the CAFIA representatives, Delegation of the European Commission in the CR, Centre for Foreign Assistance at the Ministry of Finance and the Irish company IAFD that covered the entire project financially. More than 30 different courses and seminars were organised in the course of one year of the project both for the CAFIA staff and Czech producers of food. The project due to its large scope facilitated laying down conditions for the implementation of European policy relating to food safety based on the unified control of the food chain and on delegating the responsibility for food safety on producers.
Further to the government decree No. 1028 of 10 October 2001, on Rules setting the method of preparation of personnel in the public service agencies, CAFIA will work out a training policy for the following period that would be in compliance with this decree. Priority in this in the field of educational activities will consist in the training ad hominem, mainly of inspectors, both in the professional subjects and in communication skills.