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The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency is organising, on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Satefy, a cycle of seven training sessions in the field of controls in Mycotoxins, Microbiology and Residues within the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. In total, 15 participants coming from selected non-EU Countries/developing countries will be invited for each training. The seminars will take place in Rome, Brussels, Ghent area, Dublin, Oeiras, Miskolc and Athens in 2017/2018.

The aim of the project is to provide technical assistance in the area of controls in Mycotoxins, Microbiology and Residues. This need is given by the increase in the number of SPS-related trade concerns between the EU and exporting developing countries, by the notifications in the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and the observations made during missions of the Commission inspection service of DG Health and Food safety - Food and Veterinary Office (FVO). These training sessions are addressed to staff of official food testing laboratories or national competent authorities in charge of controls of Mycotoxins or Microbiology or Residues. They should all commit themselves to disseminate the knowledge received.


Location Training Dates
Miskolc, Hungary TS01 - Residues of Plant Protection products 05/06/2017 - 16/06/2017
Rome, Italy TS02 - Mycotoxins 25/09/2017 - 06/10/2017
Dublin, Ireland TS03 - Residues of Veterinary Medicinal products 09/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
Brussels, Belgium TS04 - Mycotoxins 26/02/2018 - 09/03/2018
Brussels / Ghent area, Belgium TS05 - Microbiology 05/03/2018 - 16/03/2018
Oeiras, Portugal TS06 - Residues of Veterinary Medicinal products 16/04/2018 - 27/04/2018
Athens, Greece TS07 - Residues of Plant Protection products 17/09/2018 - 28/09/2018


The potential candidates will need to preferably have the following characteristics:

  1. Relevant educational background and general professional experience;
  2. Working for an official food testing laboratory or a national competent authority;
  3. Commitment to disseminate the information among colleagues in their own institution after the course;
  4. Fluent in English to facilitate networking and communication, particularly during working group sessions.

How to apply

If you wish to express your interest in the course, please contact your BTSF national contact point. To know more about who is your national contact point, please click here.


For the specific contact details please check Contacts page and for any additional questions, please contact directly Mrs. Ogniana Glavoussanova, email: Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.