Codex

18/03/19 Inspiration , My Events # ,

Get the programme right

Even if you come to a venue like Chateauform where every possible effort is made to create an environment conducive to creativity and collaboration, as a trainer and facilitator you need to plan ahead for the programme. You need a balance of activities and a range of methodologies that will allow you to reach your goals – which should be both extremely clear and realistic.

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23/05/17 My Events # , , ,

Don’t try and cram in too much

Don’t try and cram in too much

Together with a team from the Codex Secretariat (based in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome) I recently organized a residential workshop for committee chairs at the Chateâuform La Borghesiana.

Why were there only three things on the agenda?

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26/04/15 My Events # , ,

Veterinary Drugs in Food

Veterinary Drugs in Food

I’m in Costa Rica this week with the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat attending a meeting on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food. This committee determines priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods and recommends Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs in food animals.

I will be working on drafting some sections of the report over the first 3 days of the meeting together with a team of Food Standard Officers from Codex.

These committees require you to be well prepared, tirelessly accurate in note taking and then able to synthesise and condense arguments in a short space of time so the report can be completed and then translated ready for adoption this Friday.

 

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