Background information

BTSF Training Programme on Outbreak preparedness and management in food.

The overall objective is:

  • To increase knowledge of Competent Authorities and field inspectors on preparedness and management on foodborne outbreaks, in order to increase the level of expertise and harmonisation.

Target audience

  • Officials with minimum 3 years of professional experience in public health sector or official control on food safety.
  • Competent authority responsible for investigation and/or management of foodborne outbreaks.
  • Experience in surveillance systems to early detect foodborne outbreak.
  • Experience in traceability investigation.

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 03/12/201906/12/2019BarcelonaSpain
2 03/03/202006/03/2020Voorshoten The Netherlands
3 12/05/202015/05/2020OnlineOnline
5 15/09/202018/09/2020OnlineOnline
6 06/10/202009/10/2020OnlineOnline
7 16/02/202119/02/2021OnlineOnline
8 23/03/202126/03/2021OnlineOnline
10 15/06/202118/06/2021VilniusLithuania

BTSF Training Programme on Inter-sectoral simulation exercises on multi-country foodborne incidents

The overall aim of the exercises is to strengthen EU Member States, other EEA countries (Norway, Iceland) and Switzerland capacities to deliver a coordinated response to a serious food safety incident that affects them.