This eLearning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:
This e-Learning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:
BTSF Training Programme on Contaminants Course 2 (Advanced).
The specific objectives of the BTSF training activities on pesticide equipment are to further improve the knowledge of the control requirements by bringing together participants from different Member States and selected non-EU countries and to allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for control activities and procedures.
The objectives of Course 1: EU regulations and guidelines applicable to the control of contaminants are:
Please verify compliance with the following selection criteria before applying:
BTSF Training Programme on Food contact materials: Audit of plastic recycling processes for FCM
The Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA, formerly Chafea) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety organised a set of 6 training sessions in the field of audit of authorised recycling processes for plastic food contact materials in the scope of Regulation (EU) No 282/2008 within the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.
In total, 90 participants coming from EU Member States and Candidate Countries will be trained from September 2019 – to October 2020.
The overall objectives are:
BTSF Workshop on Commission controls over food of animal and non-animal origin (FNAO) and related EU requirements.
The main purpose of the workshop is to familiarise experts, in the areas of food of animal and non-animal origin and related EU requirements, with the role that they will perform if invited to participate, in Directorate F controls that involve mainly audit and fact-finding missions.
The workshop comprises two sections with the first one targeting experts for food of non-animal origin/laboratory; food labelling, nutrition and health claims; e-commerce; FCM and additives. The second section will cover food of animal origin and will target experts from meat, dairy (incl. laboratory) and fishery product sectors.
The specific objective of the present BTSF programme on Food contact materials - control, marketing & use is to spread knowledge and best practices in official control of FCMs and ensure better enforcement of EU rules thanks to exchanges of best practices between participants, specifically on:
BTSF Training Programme on Food & feed testing-non-EU: Mycotoxins
BTSF Training Programme on Food & feed testing-non-EU: Residues of plant protection products
The overall project objective is to develop the ability of laboratory staff and management from non-EU countries to apply the sampling and analysis methods used in official food and feed controls. Considering the specificities of the PPP area, the goals of the European legislation, as well as the overall strategy of the BTSF initiative, the following objectives for this training course have been formulated:
The Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA, formerly Chafea) organised, on behalf of the European Commission’s Health and Food Safety Directorate-General (DG SANTE), a cycle of 10 training sessions in the field of sampling and analysis methods used in the context of official food and feed controls within the “Better Training for Safer Food” initiative.
In total, 155 participants coming from selected non-EU countries in Eastern ENP and Mediterranean basin region, Central and South America, Africa and Asia have been invited during the project’s Phase 1 (2019-2020).
The BTSF Non-EU Training Programme on Food & feed testing-non-EU: Residues of veterinary medicinal products overall objectives are:
The course addresses the following topics:
The training is addressed to staff and management of public or private food testing laboratories designated to perform official controls on residues of VMP. The applicants must have a relevant professional and educational background, commit to disseminate the obtained knowledge among stakeholders in their home country and have a good working level of English.
The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Food fraud/ e commerce - investigation techniques - Food fraud are:
This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.
The BTSF training course on Food fraud/e-commerce - investigation techniques: E-commerce Advanced level was launched in 2013, as cases of food fraud were increasing, reaching a great dissemination by the media at the time of the famous horse meat scandal. Food fraud cases can affect the whole food chain, sometimes using very sophisticated techniques, to avoid being detected. Internet offers multiple choices and options; complete command of these tools should be known and used by those fighting against food fraud products sold in internet.
The current challenge not only require new IT tools, but a better use of the information, methods and integrate this information in a more coordinated way, using the skills and expertise of food fraud units to attend these needs, and working in collaboration among administrations, between food safety authorities, police and judicial bodies.
This course focuses on E-commerce of food.
The BTSF Training Programme on New food investigation techniques: E-commerce Advanced level is aimed to improve knowledge and skills of control staff on specific investigation techniques used to identify food fraud (FF) or to perform official control duties on e-commerce of food and food related products, disseminating best practices and enabling the exchange of practical experience.
Topics EC1 Legal framework for internet control, hands on IT training, EU legislation, legal aspects and control purchase, setting up an IT system for internet investigations, International cooperation and cross border cooperation, future of on-line investigations. Lectures and practical exercises with laptops.
These are the same objectives as in the course "E-commerce standard level", however the level to reach will be higher as long as the practical exercises requested. Demonstrated experience in investigating food frauds in the internet is compulsory to attend.
EU legislation and law infringements, advanced level investigation tools, setting up contacts, cross border cooperation, future of on-line investigations. Practical approach and active contributions from participants is expected.
Enforcement staff currently working in internet search or control unit; same requirements as for Course B1, and indicate having at least 3 years’ experience working in competent authorities related to Internet investigations of food frauds. To attend, participants will have to provide information of one case study in which they have participated. This ensures previous knowledge of basic IT investigation techniques in order to be able to put hands on training knowing the basic tools and experience to make basic investigations.
For the three courses, participants should be able to work and make interventions in English, and compromise to disseminate the learnings gained. Guidance on how to disseminate the knowledge will be provided during the sessions, and a follow up questionnaire will be performed to participants attending.
The BTSF Training Programme on Food fraud/ e-commerce - investigation techniques: E-commerce Basic was launched in 2013, as cases of food fraud were increasing, reaching a great dissemination by the Media at the time of the famous horse meat scandal.
This course focuses on General investigation and control techniques.
Officials from inspection bodies: ideally involved in planning and organizing control activities (preferably at central level) and Police investigators/ Customs.
Welcome to the BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene-flexibility.
In order to protect food diversity and to serve consumers and the needs of small-scale producers, EU legislation provides ample possibilities to adapt the technical requirements of the Food Hygiene Package in function of the nature of the food business concerned. Information and training can be strategic tools to help the Member States to develop a better understanding of the provisions and fine-tune use of flexibility measures contained in the hygiene Regulations.
The BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene and controls of meat, including derived products
The European Union (EU) has developed a wide range of measures aimed at ensuring a high standard of hygiene during food production and proper control of foodstuffs. Some of these rules apply to all food business operators, cover the entire food chain and deal with all types of food. Others are directed to competent authorities in charge of controlling the food chain.
The Commission in collaboration with Member States issued several guidance documents in order to elaborate and give practical examples of some of the complex requirements mentioned in Regulations (EC) No 852/2004 and No 853/2004, including the one concerning implementation of procedures based on the HACCP principles. Regulation 2017/625 has a general scope covering official controls over the entire food chain. It aims at ensuring a harmonised approach and creates a high level of expertise with regard to official control activities for the verification of compliance with SPS rules.
The topics addressed in the courses will include:
The training is addressed both to:
The selection of participants will be carried out by the National Contact Points.
The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene primary production - Aquatic Animals are:
BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene primary production - domestic land animals
Training courses will consist of a mix of theoretical and practical sessions The training courses will improve practical application of the EU provisions, legislations and precautionary measures related to general hygiene rules and controls applying to food business rearing domestic land animals (e.g. cattle, pigs and poultry) or producing primary products of animal origin derived thereof.
These trainings are meant to strengthen the NCA and to ensure a harmonized approach on the implementation of legislation and official controls throughout the EU member states. Such approach ensures and maintains a high level of consumer protection and animal, promotes a harmonized approach to the operation of Community and national control systems, enhances trade of safe food and creates an equal level playing field for all food businesses.
The legislative “Food Package” dates of 2004 and as evolved ever since, adapting to the reality and answering the needs and the crisis that arose since that date. Guides to good practices were created and proven to be very useful to the Veterinary Officers/Inspectors/Official Staff of the NCA and also to the primary producers all around Europe.
A big part of the needs assessment on these fields, in terms of training, is obtained through the FVO Audits results, DG Health and Food Safety audits and inspections and from the feedback given by the MS.
Training on Official controls on this area of primary production (meat) is proven to be essential and a recurrent need to several EU countries. Once all the legislative context is explained, several specific topics on each domain will be discussed; adding to this, a wide and relevant practical content using innovative methods and tools and a field visit will give an in-depth big picture of the training subjects.
For each topic a specialized team of experts was gathered paying close attention not only to their scientific and technical knowledge but also to their training and communication competences.
The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene primary production - Live Bivalve Molluscs are:
The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene primary production - Plant products are:
The objective of the present programme is to spread knowledge and best practices in relation with general food labelling and claims as well as on specific categories of foods such as food supplements, foods with added vitamins and minerals and foods for specific groups of the population food composition and information, as per the requirements of the EU Food Law. The contract requests the provision of training courses addressing the latest developments, as well as in the implementation of controls.
The objective of this training course is to share good practices and harmonise the implementation among EU Member States of the official controls on food Labelling and to inform non-EU countries.
During the course, attendees will look at the food information regulations in detail and experience a number of training situations to explore the regulations. FIC is a horizontal legislation and covers all areas where food is supplied to the consumer. The food retail market is both enormous and vibrant. There are thousands of new food products presented to the EU market every year. The course cannot cover all food products completely. Attendees will therefore role play different situations and products to which the regulations apply. The aim is for participants to learn lessons and to help develop a consistent approach to enforcement with colleagues from other member states.
The BTSF Training Programme on Food information and composition overall objectives are:
Food Information and Legislation:
Nutrition and Health Claims:
Food fortification and Food Supplement:
Food for Specific Groups:
The selection criteria for participants are:
BTSF Training Programme on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Phase II
This Course will allow participants to improve their knowledge and practical skills in:
Organisation and implementation of training activities on the implementation of union rules in relation to microbiological criteria and on the monitoring and control of zoonoses agents under the Better Training For Safer Food initiative.
The objective of the MCZ course, (contract n°2017 96 04 / 2017 / CHAFEA / BTSF 04) is to harmonise the approaches and to spread knowledge and best practice concerning:
The training targets participants from the competents authorities of EU member states (75%), Candidate Countries (15%), EFTA/EEA Countries (3%), ENP and Potential Candidates.
BTSF workshop on Microbiological risks food of non-animal origin.
Welcome to the BTSF Training Programme on ‘Supporting Effective Participation in CODEX Activities for CCEURO Countries’.
The objective is to strengthen the capacity of the member countries of Europe and Central Asia (other than EU, EFTA and UK) to participate actively in the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its subsidiary bodies.as well as the overall strategy of the BTSF initiative, the following objectives for this training course have been formulated: