The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Food Improvement Agents are:

  • How to apply the harmonised regulation, theoretical and practical training regarding common aspects to every type of FIA,
  • How to apply quantum satis and carry over principles, and specific modules addressing respectively food additives, flavourings and enzymes.
  • Understanding EU regulations and guidelines on food improvement agents and inspection practices
  • informing regulatory and control authorities about the new approach enacted for the evaluation, authorisation and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes.

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Module A.1 Common aspects applicable to food additives, flavourings and enzymes
  • Module A.2 EU provisions on food additives
  • Module A.3 EU provisions on food flavourings
  • Module A.4 EU provisions on food enzymes

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.

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food improvement agents
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food products as field inspector or regulatory officer .
  • Sufficient level of English language: in order to ensure the transfer of knowledge and opportunities to exchange views, participants should master the language of the training session for which they applied;
  • Ability to share their experience: priority will be given to participants whose position will allow them to share with colleagues the outputs of the training sessions
Session Start Date End Date City Country
9 19/09/2022 29/09/2022 Warsaw Poland
10 31/10/2022 04/11/2022 Athens Greece
Session Start Date End Date City Country
11 25/03/2024 29/03/2024 Athens Greece
12 24/06/2024 28/06/2024 Riga Latvia
13 22/07/2024 26/07/2024 Valencia Spain
14 02/09/2024 06/09/2024 Warsaw Poland
15 14/10/2024 18/10/2024 Budapest Hungary
16 02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Athens Greece
17 13/01/2025 17/01/2025 St. Julian's Malta
12R 03/02/2025 07/02/2025 Athens Greece
18 24/03/2025 28/03/2025 Athens Greece
19 19/05/2025 23/05/2025 Warsaw Poland
20 23/06/2025 27/06/2025 Riga Latvia
Food Improvement Agents