EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL FOOD LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to achieve the following objectives:
a. The use and understanding of technical legal language.
b. The ability to apply the knowledge acquired to practical cases.
c. The autonomy of judgement. Students will develop a critical sense when consulting the system of legal sources in the field of food law.
e. Ability to learn. The method of study provided includes face-to-face lectures, group work, individual analysis, discussion of the issues addressed in class.
Course contents summary
The contents of the course address:
a) the system of legal sources in the field of food law on three levels: national, European, international and their interrelation;
b) the evolution of the regulatory system in the field of interest, also with reference to the most significant jurisprudential cases;
c) the organisation chart of national and European institutions (the functions of EFSA);
d) The relationship between consumers and businesses within and outside the supply chain (control systems, traceability and the hygiene package);
e) claim and misleading advertising;
f) safeguards and sanctions;
g) the analysis of the most relevant regulatory texts, in order to develop the interpretative capacity of legal rules and facilitate their consultation.
The text to be adopted is "Strumentary of European Food Law" by Ferdinando Albissini, IV ed., January 2020, which you can find in digital mode on "My library".
All the instructions to access "My library" can be found at the following link:
The programme for frequent students includes captions: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 17.
Non-attendants will have to bring the entire textbook.
- Frontal lessons;
- Group work
Assessment methods and criteria
- Oral exam. The oral question will be in free form on the theoretical addressed in class (18/30).
The questions asked during the examination are intended to measure the level of knowledge acquired, the ability to communicate, the adequacy of technical legal language and autonomy of judgement.
- To take the exam, each candidate will have to sit for the test in a room alone, with adequate lighting, keeping the audio on and the webcam active for the duration of the connection. Throughout the entire course of the examination, the student: 1) must remain in front of the webcam and cannot move away, 2) cannot turn off the webcam or the microphone, 3) cannot move away from his or her station, 4) no other person may enter the room in which he or she is located. If the student violates any of the above rules, the test will be not valid.
-Praise is awarded to those students who fully meet the requirements. In addition, they must demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the subject and an excellent ability to apply the acquired knowledge and autonomy of judgement.
The activities will take place in streaming through the use of the Teams and Elly platforms. Lessons will be recorded for any asynchronous use. Lessons will be held in both synchronous (via Teams) and asynchronous mode (uploaded on the Elly page of the course). During the lessons in synchronous mode (direct), mainly frontal moments will alternate with interactive moments with the students. To promote active participation in the course, various individual and small group activities will be proposed, through the use of the resources available in Elly.