The Food Safety Information Center (ICBP) of the Ministry of Agriculture had participated in the event which was organized by Prague 1 "Children of Prague 1 live by movement" on the occasion of International Children's Day celebrations. The event took place on Střelecký ostrov on 31 May 2017. 

The ICBP had prepared for the children several competitive training sites, where they could collect stamps in the playing card and then they were rewarded for the completing tasks. 

For example at the "Farm animals" site, the children had to know which animals (from the figurines presented) live in our country, which are useful and live on the farm. Or the knowledge of spices and herbs was examined by the children at the "Plants and their Fragrances" site, where they were able to detect odours of spices. 

More than 420 children from primary schools and kindergartens, as well as children accompanied by their parents, have gone through the competition for food and their origins. 





On the 1 st November 2016  Food Safety Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture launched a new e-learning course "Nutrition in health education" which was prepared by the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information. 

The course is focuses on healthy nutrition, food safety and hygiene in food handling and is intended for Secondary Vocational Schools of Food Technology and Secondary Industrial Schools of Food Technology. 

The course is free.  
More information about the course and registration can be found here   



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Since 2002 communication with consumers has been provided by the Food Safety Information Centre operated by the Agriculture and Food Section of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture Website was designed primarily as a communication tool in relation to the public.

Food Safety Information Centre arranges for two main streams of action: accurate and promt provision of information to the public on topical food safety matters on the one hand and education of various groups of lay and professional public on the other hand. 

Our goal is to make the general public more aware of food safety in the form of topical news, transmit information from the RASFF system to the public, information on the results of research in the field of foodstuffs, healthy diet, food technologies, hygiene, etc. (articles, publishing information leaflets, popularizing lectures, health promoting projects). 

The educatuion is delivered in traditional forms such as seminars and websites, but also through new approaches such as interactive educational programmes for the public, schools, e-learning courses, etc. 

The Website also provides the comprehensive informational background for governmental and non-governmental (other than state-run) organisations involved and co-operating in the area of food safety.