Result 2.11: Capacities of relevant food/feed control and animal health laboratories are strengthened.
Indicative activities:
2.11.1 Assessment of the existing food safety, feed safety and animal health laboratory network, current capacity to perform all the necessary tests required by international standards, identification of gaps and needs to achieve full operational capacity;

Assessment of the existing food safety, feed safety and animal health laboratory network, current capacity to perform all the necessary tests required by international standards, identification of gaps and needs to achieve full operational capacity.

Mission 01 - 28 January 2019 –01 February 2019
STE: Dr. Giacomo MIGLIORATI

STE followed up the assessment of the previous mission on existing food safety, feed safety and animal health laboratory network, current capacity to perform all the necessary tests required by international standards, identification of gaps and needs to achieve full operational capacity.

Mission 02 - 26 March 2019 –28 March 2019
STE: Dr. Francesco POMILIO
2.11.2 Develop a long term strategy for the reorganization of food safety, animal health and feed safety laboratory network establishing type, functions and number of reference and accredited testing laboratories and type of analysis to be performed. The strategy shall specify clearly the tasks of each laboratory identified. For this important task, a WG shall be nominated including representatives from relevant Institutions. The strategy may support the establishment of a dedicated laboratory under the responsibility of MoA-ARD;
2.11.3 Prepare a list of necessary equipment for the upgrading of laboratory capacity to perform requested analysis in the field of animal health, food and feed safety. This activity shall be implemented taking into consideration the outcome of the activity 2.5 on developing of sampling plans for contaminants.
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