Author: Safe2food

Kick-off Meeting – Ankara

The first meeting of our National Agency-supported project, Increasing the Qualifications of the Employees in the Food Industry Sector in Occupational Health, Safety, and Food Safety Project held on 15.01.2020. The project aims to prepare training materials on occupational health and safety and food safety and to share them on digital platforms. The training program, the training videos based on the e-platform will be the idea outputs of the project.

The meeting lasted two days;

Projects Coordinator Aybüke Bengü Özmutaf on behalf of the host organization Öz Gıda-İş Trade Union and project expert Sinan Özenç Dalgic on behalf of Nitra University from Slovakia, Eva Ivanisova and Miralava Kacaniova on behalf of Maribor University from Slovenia, Janja Luznik and Danijel Davidovic from Italy, IFOA from Italy on behalf of Chiara Deu Anico and Cecilia Bolognesi participated.

On the first day of the meeting, with the participation of all partners, a field visit made to the Ülker Ankara Biscuit factory on occupational health and food safety. Then, an appointment made to Ankara University Food Safety Institute, where Prof. Dr. Nevzat Artık gave the presentation to the project partners on Occupational Health Safety and Food Safety.

The second day of the opening meeting continued at Öz Gıda-İş Trade Union Headquarters. Within the scope of Increasing the Qualifications of Employees in the Food Industry Sector in Occupational Health, Safety and Food Safety Areas Project, all project partners made presentations regarding their fields of duty in the project.

At the Kick-off meeting, it decided that all partners would scan the Literature on Occupational Safety and Food Safety and send it to Maribor University for a joint report. And also 2nd Transnational Meeting will be hosted by Maribor University in Slovenia on 21-22 April.

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Intelectual Outputs

IO1-Training Program Output Type: Course / curriculum – Training scheme

Output Description According to the results obtained from the scale the training program will be prepared. Training program will be the base for Key Skills Modules. In addition to defining Key Skills to be dealed in training modules, the program will present content, methodology, tools to be used and durations of each module. Depending on the results obtained by scale, Maribor University and Slovakia University will prepare the training program, benefiting from other partners feedbacks and inputs. Training program is anticipated to grow VET teachers to be able to integrate skill acqusitions to their courses in order to coach their students in the following areas: The topics that will form the content of the outputs for the proposal are as follows : 1. Occupational Health and Safety OHS in Food Production, – Hazard, risk, risk assessment for occupational health and safety -Food hazards and risks of OHS in food production processes – Health and safety signs that can be found in the working environment -Emergency and emergency plan – Work accident and occupational diseases – Environmental protection risks in production environments 2. Food Security – Food manufacturing practices and HACCP in food production processes – Staff hygiene – Determining the efficiency and quality in food production -Health problems that may affect production processes -Food safety, risk, danger, hygiene, disinfection, sterilization, sanitation, contamination concepts – Cleaning and disinfection / sterilization of food production lines, materials, tools and methods used in sanitation, space, machinery and equipment – Types of hazards arising from operations, personnel and foodstuffs in food production, formation conditions and effects – Rules for monitoring critical control points in the production process – Allergens, risks and precautions in production process

IO2-E-Learning Platform Output Type: Services / structures – E-learning platform

Output Description E-Learning platform will constitute the main tool including information on occupational health safety and food security . INNOVATION The enhanced e-book emphasizing the importance of occupational health safety and food security will be prepared as the intellectual output of the project. It will include scenario based explanations about -Simple steps to food safety ( clean separate cook chill ) -Keeping Food by types of food -Keeping Food by events and seasons -What to do in an emergency (eg. food poisoning ) -Food Safety for people at risk together with videos, including interviews with involved adults. IMPACTS Platform will identify difficulties, interests, project ideas and trainings for the interest groups Workers and other related third parties will be inspired by e platform when planning their Daily consuming activities. Practices will increase the quality of flexible adult education facilities and therefore the quality of education. Quality in VET education means increasing basic digital skills and basic literacy and numeracy skills. In addition, this project will provide equality in adult education and healthy interactions among partner countries thanks to the opportunities which e-learning platform provide us with reaching a wider audience at European and global levels. Healthy community relationships help improve global relationships. For this reason, it will contribute to adult education and contribute to the strengthening of the European Community. TRANSFERABILITY Since the e learning platform will include all partner countries’ practices, VET educators in partner countries and other European countries will have the opportunity to compare their practices in accordance with their own regulations. For this reason, the transferability is high.




Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) is consistently rated in the top group for the high quality of its teaching and research in the Slovakia. It consists of six faculties: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food resources; Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences; Faculty of Economics and Management; Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development; Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering and Faculty of Engineering. SUA offers bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes and provides foreign language training, access to information and communication technologies, vocational subjects taught in foreign languages and the opportunity to complete a part of study at prestigious universities abroad. SUA provides research and education in the field of agriculture and related research areas such as: agrobiology, food resources and technology, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, engineering, computerization and automation of agricultural equipment, operation of energy facilities on agricultural production, economics and management, international trade in agricultural commodities, marketing, development of rural tourism, project management for rural development, lifelong learning, etc…




The University of Maribor (UM) is the second largest and the second oldest university in Slovenia. Approximately 15,000 students attend the University. The number of research and teaching staff is 1,050, the number of accompanying staffs, which offer administrative and professional support to the teaching process and research work, is 700. UM has seventeen faculties offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as full time or part time studies. UM concluded adapting its study programmes according to the requirements of the Bologna Declaration. Since the academic year 2010/2011, University of Maribor is enrolling only students in Bologna study programmes. The development strategy and vision of University of Maribor and its faculties is reflected in the range and contents of degree programmes (learning contents are based on scientific research and artistic work of teachers). In the academic year 2016/2017, faculties implemented 27 vocational Bologna programmes, 55 academic programmes (1st degree study programmes), 71 second-cycle (master’s) programmes and 34 doctoral programmes. Faculty of Arts of University of Maribor (Filozofska fakulteta – FF; carries out many different study programs whose quality is insured by our excellent academic staff. Successful research activities can be seen in different projects and publication. The main goals of FF UM are to become the center of the development of humanistic and social sciences in northeast Slovenia. Three main scientific fields at FF: humanities, social sciences and education of teachers on different levels of study. One of the research institutions is also International Centre for Ecoremediation (ERM Centre FF UM), co-operates with various national and international institutions in different research fields with focus on innovative approaches for sustainable development and supports educational activities at local, regional and international level. Co-operation encompasses numerous activities ranging from research projects to joint research projects. The main research areas are: sustainable development, self- sufficiency in food production and processing, public participating in environmental decision making, natural resource protection, regional development and sustainable regions.




IFOA is a not-for-profit Training Centre, appointed since 1999 as a national VET centre, with 10 sites all over Italy. Standing out as one of the leading private training centers in Italy, IFOA delivers traditional and blearning post-diploma (EQF 5) and post-graduate (EQF 6 and 7) programs for young unemployed, as well as lifelong training, consultancy and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and public bodies. Training courses and services are certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2015.

Quick facts 2018:

• Turnover: about 18 mln €

• Training hours delivered: > 43.000

• Trainees: > 11.500

• Internships: > 2.825

• Apprentices trained: 5.800

• Placement rate after 6/12 months: 72.5% (> 90% in northern Italy)

• Companies in CRM database: > 16.000

Since 1993, IFOA has been working in EU projects on curricula development, competences definition, assessment and recognition, lifelong learning, employability, mobility, ICT, etc. IFOA is in the network of the Italian and EU Chambers of Commerce, and member of the European network EfVET. IFOA is also head office of ULIXES, a EEIG involving training agencies, colleges, business schools and Chambers of Commerce in 10 EU member States.

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the project is to prepare training materials on occupational health and safety as well as on food security issues and to share them on digital platforms. Planned intellectual outputs are training pragramme, short training videos including practises based on training programme, handbook for trainers, The Project is directly aims in “EU Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Strategic Framework 2014-2020”. This new Framework aims ensuring that the EU continues to play a leading role in the promotion of high standards for working conditions both within Europe and internationally, in line with the Europe 2020 Strategy. 98% of accidents at work can be prevented by trainings. It will be ensured that the personnel in charge of food production will be informed about the risks related to work and environment related safety (smoke, radiation, noise, poisoning, etc.) and awareness of the factors that are at risk. The necessity of personnel training is of great importance for both employers and employees. To ensure a safe working condition, information, instruction, training and supervision should be provided in the field of health and safety. To achieve the expected results (less accidents, fewer occupational diseases, clean and safe workplaces, environmentally friendly environment), the company should have access to up-to-date information and the necessary expertise to the technical personnel. These qualifications should be carried out within the framework of non-existent and harmonious training at European level with developing a curriculum to adapt to the Project.

The Project will provide food workers and their trainers with a set of materials in their native languages In this project, we plan to develop;

a) questionnaires

b) training programme

c) short videos

d) web site including e-learning platform embedded videos, forum, link to useful information, academic lectures e) workshops at local levels.

Öz Gıda Sanayi Ve Yardımcı İşçileri Sendikası



We as Öz Gıda İş Union founded in June 1st 1976 and carry on our activities in food industry as workers’ representative. We’re leading the line of business with our 32.373 member as per statistics of January 2016. We increase our rate of syndication in food industry with successful collective labor agreements with each passing day. We as Öz Gıda İş Union set a premium for workers employed in food industry to join a trade union and to popularize syndicate awareness. We do the best we can for maximum gain for our current and future collective labor agreements with the objective of abolition of obstacles of syndication. We perform education oriented activities in order to make our syndicate activities more efficient. We as Öz Gıda İş Union aspire life time learning focused working and activity in accordance with our vision. We are a union considering syndication not only as a collective labor agreement or strikes and acting accordingly. In this respect we have proven this issue for studies and projects we have realized as intended for food industry. We have also came to a significant phase in project design with Project of Preparing Curriculum Based on Labor Force Efficiency in Food Industry and besides Project for Establishing Exam and Certification Center Based on Qualification in Food Industry which we have started to execute by February 2016. In addition to these projects our union has undertaken studies of professional standards in food industry and provides a major contribution for industry’s labor force.