Training Program to implement adapted “food safety management systems” in European Artisan and farmhouse CHEESe and dairy production on the basis of the sectorial officially endorsed community Guide for good hygiene practices
Training Program to implement adapted “food safety management systems” in European Artisan and farmhouse CHEESe and dairy production on the basis of the sectorial officially endorsed community Guide for good hygiene practices
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What is TEACHEESY?

Coordination of the programme: FACEnetwork
Period: September 2017 to August 2019
With the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

I – Context / objectives

The objective of TEACHEESY is to build tools useful for the dissemination of the EU Guide for Good Hygiene Practices in the production of artisanal cheese and dairy products (GGHP), elaborated by FACEnetwork and endorsed by European Commission in 2016.

These tools will mostly be training kits and technical tools addressed to the producers and technicians of the sector.

The partnership realising this work is composed of the writers of the GGHP, as their expertise on the subject of food safety adapted to small scale dairy production is today optimal.

II – Which actions?

The first year of programme (mid-2017 to mid-2018) will be dedicated to build the tools. From Automn 2018, trainings will be organised for technicians willing to know the GGHP and to be able to prepare and make further trainings themselves.

For the technicians who will participate to these training sessions, it will be a great opportunity to exchange with members of the TEACHEESY partnership from their own country as well as from other European countries.

For the TEACHEESY partnership, these first sessions will be used as an assessment in real conditions of the tools prepared, with the goal to improve them afterwards if necessary. From early 2019, producers will be trained with the definitive common tools elaborated within the program.

The TEACHEESY programme aims to launch from 2019 a big scale training process addressed to European small scale producers. Within these training sessions, producers will learn how to use the European GGHP to build their own Food Safety Management System in order to be able to explain the validity of their practices (and not to change these practices…) and to comply with their regulatory requirements.

III – Budget and financing

The total cost of the programme is estimated to 283 205 euros. It will be completely funded by Erasmus+.

IV – Partnership

Writing team Proof reading team
Technicians Producers
  • Barbara Hart – Barlactica, Netherlands (technical coordinator)
  • Marc Albrecht – VHM, Germany
  • Remedios Carrasco – QueRed, Spain
  • Emilia Brezzo – AgenForm, Italy
  • Stoilko Apostolov – Bioselena, Bulgaria
  • Mirek Sienkiewicz – Agrovis, Poland
  • Tuija Pirttijärvi, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Paul Thomas UK (for FACEnetwork)
  • Frédéric Blanchard – ANPLF, France
  • Kerstin Jurss, Sveriges Gårdsmejerister – Sweden
  • Jane Murphy – CAIS, Ireland (for FACEnetwork)

All involved for FACEnetwork

  • Brigitte Cordier – MRE, France
  • Marion Roeleveld – CAIS, Ireland
  • Andreas Keul – GIE PFLC, Belgium
  • Kathrin Aslaksby – Norsk Gardsost, Norway
  • Irena Oresnik – Združenje kmečkih sirarjev, Slovenia

Advisor “Regulation”

  • Angel Nepomuceno – QueRed, Spain
Overall coordination of the programme: Yolande Moulem (for FACEnetwork)