The main objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Risk assessment in nutrition is:

  • to disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

The extended objectives of this training activity are:

  • To promote exchange of experience in order to increase the level of expertise and harmonisation of approaches.
  • To contribute to increasing transparency and building trust amongst Member States’ authorities in each other’s risk assessments.
  • To contribute to the harmonisation of risk assessment approaches.
  • To disseminate best practices for risk management and communication.
  • To promoting reduction of discrepancies in procedural aspects of risk assessment.

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Dietary intake assessment
  • Nutrient intake assessment
  • Macro- and micronutrients
  • Dietary reference values
  • Tolerable upper intake level
  • Risk characterization
  • Reporting
  • Advance methods of intake assessment
  • Novel foods
  • Risk-benefit assessment
  • Risk communication

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.

  • Professional experience in national authorities and public institutions (including so called "Art. 36 of Reg. 178/2002" organisations) involved in food chain risk assessment
  • Experience in the specific field of risk assessment in nutrition
  • Experience in crisis investigation and management
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 01/11/2021 05/11/2021 online --
2 12/06/2022 16/06/2022 Barcelona Spain
3 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Rome Italy
4 21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Vienna Austria
Risk assessment in nutrition