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general information

The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency is organising, on behalf of the European Commission's Health and Food Safety Directorate-General, a cycle of six training sessions in the field of auditing plastic recycling processes for competent authorities of Member States and Candidate Countries within the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. In total, approximately 90 participants coming from selected Member States and Candidate Countries will be invited for the whole project.

The training objective is to improve knowledge in relevant aspects of plastic recycling process authorisation and control, disseminate best practices for process auditing and ensure consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

This overall objective is divided into several objectives for the participants:

  • Have an up-to-date and detailed knowledge of legal requirements and expected results related to food contact materials and to recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foo
  • Have a better understanding of the risk assessment and management process
  • Have a deeper understanding of the plastics recycling process and the critical parameters in the recycling
  • Deepen their knowledge related to methods and tools that can be used in the design, implementation and verification of quality assurance systems
  • Be able to analyze a quality assurance system and evaluate its relevance and appropriateness to the business and the risks associated with its activities
  • Understand the audit process as a whole. Know and be able to perform audits of recycling premises
  • Being able to take a step back from its own practices
  • Dispose of the necessary tools and methods to disseminate the knowledge gained through the training course in their home countries


Location Training Dates
Leipzig, Germany TS01 05/04/2016 - 08/04/2016
Treviso, Italy TS02 10/05/2016 - 13/05/2016
Vienna, Austria TS03 06/09/2016 - 09/09/2016
Leipzig, Germany TS04
25/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
Vienna, Austria TS05 22/11/2016 - 25/11/2016
Treviso, Italy
TS06 07/02/2017 - 10/02/2017


The training is mainly addressed to staff working for an official / authorized inspection body or for a national competent authority responsible for the control of recyclers including setting up control plans. Preferably technical staff with factory auditing experience (inspectors of food, food contact materials and plastic recycling and converting premises, who will be involved in the actual inspections of recycling premises and if relevant down-stream users).

All candidates should commit themselves to disseminate the knowledge received. As the seminar will be conducted in English so it is necessary the candidates to have a good knowledge of English.


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.