The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Food hygiene primary production - Plant products are:

  • to develop a broad knowledge of different hazards (chemical, biological and physical) that can occur along the food chain;
  • to provide information about problems that are inherent to specific production, processing, conservation and distribution methotds to identify non-compliance and fraudulent practices;
  • to raise awarness and develop knowledge about the EU laws and ensure their correct enforcement;
  • to promote a harmonised approch to the operation of EU and national control systems by sharing best practices.

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.

  • Staff of Competent Authorities involved in official control activities.

Selection Criteria

  • It should be clear from their background and professional position that the participation in the training activity is a key element for the improvement of their skills and competence for their job.
  • The trainees should have the required technical skills related to the fields mentioned under.
  • The course will be held in English. In order to be able to understand and actively participate in the sessions, exercises and case studies, we invite you to give priorityto only register the participants who can read and speak English.
  • The participants will be requested to commit themselves to use the knowledge gained from the courses and also disseminate it via different dissemination methods i.e. informing colleagues about the information received at the training, distributing (photocopying or sending via electronic way) the training material among their colleagues, preparing informative articles in the professional national or, if possible, in international journals, preparing presentations based on the training material for the National Competent Authorities’ professional trainings or other dissemination methods which could be appropriate to share the information received via the BTSF trainings.
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 23/09/2023 27/09/2023 Budapest Hungary
2 30/10/2023 03/11/2023 Valencia Spain
7 22/04/2024 26/04/2024 Valencia Spain
8 03/06/2024 07/06/2024 Valencia Spain
9 30/09/2024 04/10/2024 Bologna Italy
Food hygiene primary production - Plant products