The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Food & feed testing Non-EU - Mycotoxins are:

  • Raise awareness on all aspects related to control on Mycotoxins in food and feed.
  • Underline the need of assuring correct sampling procedures to reduce the error in the analytical results.
  • Improve the practical knowledge on simple and more advanced analytical methods to enhance the degree of accuracy and widen the number of substances determined


The course addresses the following topics:

  • Topic 1. Introduction to mycotoxins
  • Topic 2. EU and international legislation and official controls
  • Topic 3. Mitigation of mycotoxins
  • Topic 4. Risk assessment
  • Topic 5. Sampling procedures
  • Topic 6. Sample preparation
  • Topic 7. Validation of analytical methods
  • Topic 8. Screening methods
  • Topic 9. Confirmatory methods
  • Topic 10. Quality management

Target audience

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.

Candidates must be staff of food testing laboratories (public or private) designated to perform official mycotoxins control. Participants must commit themselves to disseminate the knowledge received during the seminar among stakeholders in their home institutions / countries. As the seminar will be conducted in English, each nominated candidate must have a good (not basic) working level of English.

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 02/12/2019 13/12/2019 Rome Italy
2 17/02/2020 28/02/2020 Madrid Spain
- 14/11/2022 25/11/2022 Postponed Postponed
3 20/02/2023  03/03/2023  Rome Italy 
22/05/2023  02/06/2023  Madrid  Spain