Food Safety Information Centre

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The Ministry of Agriculture‘s Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) is designed primarily as a communication centre in relation to the public. Its aim is not only to improve mutual communication of all the interested parties but, in particular, to make accurate, generally accessible information covering the entire food production chain from the farm to the consumer (including feed) referred to as "F2F" ("Farm to Fork"), available early enough to the general public.  

The Ministry of Agriculture also provides the comprehensive informational background for non-governmental (other than state-run) organisations involved and co-operating in the sphere of food safety. Our goal is to make the general public familiar with the problems of food safety in the form of topical news, warnings against risks, information on the results of research in the field of foodstuffs, nutrition, food technologies, hygiene, etc.   

In addition to the papers on the respective topical subjects, we intend to offer to the visitors of our website the long-time experience of established specialists and the extensive information background of the Ministry of Agriculture. 

 

Food Safety Information Center provides

1) Web sites and applications:
     www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz; www.foodsafety.cz; www.viscojis.cz/teens;

     www.viscojis.cz;  

2) Lectures for children and other interested people
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3) Informative materials, leaflets and professional brochures:
     Publications 

Monitoring Zprava 2015

 

 

 

Educational programme in interactive whiteboards "Jíme zdravě a s chutí"

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Food Safety Information Centre has created a new training programme for primary school pupils.  

Food Safety Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture has created a new tutorial to interactive whiteboards "Jíme zdravě a s chutí" which is aimed at primary school pupils and teachers. The programme is divided into several separate modules so as to be the most usable in practice for the teachers´ actual needs. Interactive exercises in the particular modules are complemented by the activity workbook for primary school children "Jíme zdravě a s chutí”.
   

The tutorial is partly based on recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) "Five Keys to Safe Food." It covers topics of healthy nutrition and hygiene in food handling and it introduces the agricultural issue in a playful way. The tutorial also includes a short instructional videos, interactive competitions, games and fun testing of the gained knowledge.
   

Each teacher has the opportunity to choose either an entire program or just individual modules to his teaching: Movement, Digestive System, Teeth, Water intake, Nutrition, Healthy lunch, Healthy plate, Food origin - animals (Poultry, Rabbits, Cows, Sheep, Pigs, Processing milk), Food origin - plants (Plants, Fruit and Vegetables), Bacteria, Fungi, Food handling, What have you learned, Play, Fruit and Vegetables - practicing. 

Registration and downloading the tutorial into Interactive Whiteboard is free. 
Registration and more information here.  

 

 

The viewing website www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz is increasing

The Ministry of Agriculture‘s Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) has been running the www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz website since 2003, which is intended for the education of a wide range of consumers as well as a professionals in the field of food safety.
 
The main task of the website is to inform and educate consumers about food safety and healthy nutrition issues, to transmit information from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), from the Czech Supervisory Authorities and from the RASFF system to the public. Registered users of the so-called “e-mail list”service receive up-to-date information on identification of unsafe food on the Czech market.

Due to the increasing activities of the Ministry of Agriculture in the area of ensuring quality and safe food for the period 2014-2017 the public consumers have increased their interest in and demand of high-quality and safe food as well as a significant increase in viewing the bezpecnostpotravin.cz website.
  
The bezpecnostpotravin.cz website helps to meet the objectives of the National Health Strategy 2020 (Action Plan 2 Good Nutrition and Eating habits) and Food Safety and Nutrition Strategy 2014-2020, regarding its educational activities.   

Graph: The growth of the average monthly website bezpecnostpotravin.cz visitors/traffic covering the period from 2014 until 2017 

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Table: Summary of the total annual traffic of the website bezpecnostpotravin.cz and overview of the average monthly traffic on the website covering the period from 2014 until 2017

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The average monthly traffic on the website bezpecnostpotravin.cz increased from approximately 52,000 website visitors to 177,000 website visitors per month covering the period from 2014 until 2017, which is an increase of approximately 125,000 website visitors per month, ie. an increase of 240 %.   

 

 

"Behind the Secret of Food or Do You Know What You Eat?"

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“Behind the Secret of Food or Do you know what you eat? “ is a fun competitive game focused on healthy nutrition and proper food handling. The event for families with children was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture for the third time and took place at the National Agricultural Museum from 6 to 7 October 2017.  

There were ten hunting sites focusing on the origin of food, healthy nutrition and safe food handling. The aim of the game was to gather as many stamps as possible while fulfilling some tasks. The event was accompanied by the duo Vanda and Standa musical band. 

Each successful "player" received a diploma and some interesting prizes: pexeso, crayons, magnetic bookmarks, dried apples, colouring books, flying frisbees, notepads and more. 
Children could also create their own products at the Creativity Workshop.

There were a lot of free thematic publications and materials on healthy nutrition and safe food handling available for visitors during the event.
The event was attended by around 1100 children.

  

The seminar "Nutrition in Health Education - Interactively" in Prague

The seminar for primary school teachers will be held in Prague.
When: October 16, 2017, 9: 30-13: 30
Where: House of Agricultural Education, Slezská 7, Prague 2
 
The seminar is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under MSMT-10409 / 2016-1-412. Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with Lifelong Learning, z. s. organize the seminar for primary school teachers.

The seminar will be opened by the Director of the Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Agriculture Mrs. Jitka Götzová. After the opening and presentation of the educational activities of the Food Safety Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture, the participants will be divided into two groups. The first group will be acquainted with the educational program "We eat healthily and with taste" in the form of a workshop for pupils of primary school. This tutorial is crafted into specific modules for use in interactive whiteboards. The second group will be acquainted with the educational program "Nutrition in health education" for primary schools, workbooks on the curriculum and the content and possibilities of the website www.viscojis.cz/teens.
  
The seminar is covered by the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, more information can be found in the invitation to the seminar.