This website has been produced under the CONTRACT n. 2012 96 04 with the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA). The content of this page is the sole responsibility of Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale", Teramo and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union will not be responsible under any circumstances for the contents of communication items prepared by the contractors. Better Training for Safer Food is an initiative of the European Commission aimed at organising an EU training strategy in the areas of food law, feed law, animal health and animal welfare rules, as well as plant health rules.
 
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Contractor


Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” (IZSAM) is a public health body belonging to the Italian National Health System, providing scientific and technical support to the National and Regional Governments in veterinary public health and promoting an integrated approach to the system of animal health and welfare and food safety. IZSAM mission is to ensure human health protection, providing citizens and the National Health System with appropriate response to public health needs, through scientific knowledge and expertise on food safety, animal health and welfare, control and prevention of transmittable animal diseases, including zoonoses, support to food production.

On the basis of the acquired experience, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have assigned the Institute the role of Collaboration Centre and Reference Laboratory in specific spheres of activity:

  • OIE Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Training, Epidemiology, Food Safety and Animal Welfare
  • OIE Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis
  • OIE Reference Laboratory for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia
  • OIE Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue
  • OIE Reference Laboratory for West Nile Fever
  • FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology

IZSAM has a certified Quality Management System according to ISO 17025, while IZSAM Training Unit has a certified Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000 standard.

www.izs.it

Sub-contractors


Aarhus University
http://www.au.dk/en/

Scotland’s Rural College
http://www.sruc.ac.uk/

Università degli Studi di Milano
http://www.unimi.it/ENG/