Departments

Department of Risk Assessment, Food Composition Data Bank and Consumer's Survey

Head of Department: Ing. Angela Světlíková
tel: +421 2 502 37 019
+421 911 447 276
e-mail: angela.svetlikova@nppc.sk
Deputy Head of Department: Ing. Anna Giertlová
tel: +421 2 502 37 015
e-mail: anna.giertlova@nppc.sk
Members of the Department: Ing. Danka Šalgovičová, RNDr. Lenka Bartošová, PhD., Ing. Zuzana Lichnerová,
Food Composition Data Bank, Justína Farbulová, Library ., Silvia Jantošovičová (ML)

Food Composition Data Bank

  • operation and maintenance of Online Food Composition Database www.pbd-online.sk
  • calculation of nutritional composition and energy value of food products according to a recipe
  • use of food databases in practice
  • link on the European Food Information Resource network www.eurofir.org
  • collection, documentation and compilation of food composition data for the purpose of creating food composition databases
  • development of advanced software for documentation of primary food composition data Daris
  • concultancy on nutrition data for food producers, professional and general public
  • professional guarantee of projects to promote health and nutrition
  • publishing information materials and articles about nutrition and healthy lifestyle
  • connection

Database of contaminants in food and feed

  • management of database of contaminants in food and feed
  • collection and evaluation of data on contaminants in food and feed
  • preparation of documents and  statisitics on food safety issues following the current work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Risk assessment

  • preparation of opinions  on food safety issues following the current work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Rapid Alert System of Food and Feed of EC
  • preparation of scientific expertise to formulate opinions of the Slovak Republic on risk assessment on the basis of the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic within the research activities of NPPC VÚP

Library

  • update of web site
  • organization of seminanrs
  • filling out a catalogue of book publications
  • update of freely available list of books, magazines, and publications about news

Current projects:

  • Information system on contaminants in food and feed and food composition (national project, project leader Ing. Šalgovičová)
  • Risk assessment for the official food control (national project, project leader Ing. Světlíková)
  • Slovak Development Support Programme  in food composition area for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (national project, project leader Ing. Giertlová)
  • Membership in an international organization EuroFIR AISBL (http://www.eurofir.org)

Other important projects:

  • Creation of comprehensive information database, its processing and evaluation for purposes of streamlining the food production, improving the processing of agricultural products and increasing the competitiveness of the food industry in the Slovak Republic, project leader: Ing. Martin Polovka, PhD.
  • Grant agreement for piloting the Framework partnership agreement, international project with  EFSA, project leader Ing. Šalgovičová
  • Collection and compilation of analytical food composition data in the region of Europe and Central Asia, an international project in cooperation with the FAO organisation, project leader Ing. Giertlová
  • SAFEFOODNET: A Chemical Food Safety Network for the Enlarging Europe, international project with ILSI Europe, project leader Ing. Světlíková

Offer of activities

  • consultancy in the area of nutritional composition of food
  • calculation of nutritional composition and energy value of food products
  • selling of food composition tables
  • licencense to use database from Alimenta 4.3e Nutrition Software
  • licencense to use Alimenta nutritional software and training offer

Current legislaion:

  • Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers
  • Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down  the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety  Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety
  • Act No. 152/1995 Coll.  On Foodstuffs proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic