The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Regional workshop on the safety of plants and plant products are:

  • EU rules on plant health aim to protect crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ornamentals and forests from harmful pests and diseases (harmful organisms) by preventing their introduction into the EU or their spread within the EU;
  • EU process of the approval of active substances, the authorization of plant protection products, calculation of the MRLs, the use of the Pesticides database and principles GAP;
  • EU legislation on contaminants especially the Plant toxins and mycotoxins, the basis of the Sampling and analysis, the organisation of the EU Reference Laboratories;
  • EU legislation on food hygiene, requirements on the microbiological criteria, Food irradiation and the Sampling and analysis and methods

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Plant Health
  • Pesticides
  • Food Safety
  • Organic Farming

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. 

  • Representatives from the relevant national authorities on plant products from ASEAN/SAARC Member states including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
  • DG SANTE, HaDEA, Contractor, NCPs, officials, others.
Session Start Date End Date City Country
3 27/06/2022 01/07/2022 Bangkok Thailand
5 24/10/2022 28/10/2022 Nairobi Kenya
8 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Dakar Senegal
11 15/04/2024 19/04/2024 Santiago Chile
Regional workshop on the safety of plants and plant products