15 April 2022
The National Food Authority (AKU) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sports and support of the Food Safety Project launched a national awareness campaign to promote food safety in schools.
The campaign was launched at "Mihal Grameno" primary school in Tirana where AKU representative Mrs. Yllka Allaraj spoke to students about food labelling, food safety and the role of AKU in following up on complaints and checking that food businesses are complying with the law.
Vanessa Cooling and Elaine Madden from the Food Safety Project explained the importance of reading food labels to make good choices when buying food. This was followed with an interactive game to test the students’ knowledge on various elements including allergens, date declarations and storage conditions.
Educational activities with primary schools and secondary education will continue to be delivered by AKU at national level to encourage students to become food safety ambassadors. A leaflet containing information on food safety and labelling for school students can be downloaded on AKU’s website.
Funded by the European Union, the project "Support for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Standards" is being implemented by a group led by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The implementing group also includes the Finnish Food Authority, the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Creative Business Solutions (CBS) in Albania.