Towards the implementation of the BTSF Africa food hygiene/safety framework, example of aflatoxin control

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Event : Towards the implementation of the BTSF Africa food hygiene/safety framework, example of aflatoxin control
Start Date : 2016-08-29
End Date : 2016-09-02
Organized at : , Addis Ababa , Ethiopia-
Description :

The Better Training for Safer Food Africa project carried out in 2009/2010 succeeded in elaborating a Reference Document (Referential) and Guidelines document for the safe production of food.

The purpose of this Reference Document and Guidelines is to provide support to professionals of the agri-food sector implementing the "Harmonisation of Food Hygiene Management" in Africa Standards and for their monitoring both by these professionals and by the competent authorities responsible for official food hygiene control. Application of the special provisions described in the annexe of the standards is compulsory. The Standards and this guide are based on the implementation of "good hygiene and good manufacturing practices" (GHP/GMP) that ensures the safety of products.

The documents reflect the requirements of the Codex Standards, Guidelines and Codes of Practice as well as the EU Regulations (EC) 852/2004 and 853/2004 in relation to food safety.


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Training center & Accommodation:



Capital Hotel

22 Mazoria, Haile G/Slassie Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Telephone: +251 116 672 100


dining meeting room


The workshop will aim at:

  • To train trainers in the understanding of The Recommended International Code of Practice General Principles of Food Hygiene (CAC/RCP I-1969, rev. 4-2003) Alimentarius Codex and the application of the related HACCP system;
  • To develop a harmonized understanding of the standard and methods of inspection by the Central Competent Authorities and the operators in and the invited countries;
  • To train trainers in the application of the harmonised methods of inspection/audit of application of this reference framework;
  • To promote the reference framework through EAC, COMESA and SADC countries for the development of an official system of certification, intended for all the food industry on the continent;
  • To involve CA staff from the region in the ongoing work to establish a Pan-African Food Safety Authority, bringing in their particular experience at national and regional level;
  • To improve understanding about aflatoxins risk and its management.
Deadline for registration:4th July 2016
Selection procedure:

The NPC is kindly requested to:

a)      Identify participants complying with the selection criteria given hereunder and request them to prepare a complete Curriculum Vitae (CV) following the model attached (Annex 1);

b)      Verify that the CVs of participants are complete and accurate, in particular regarding the information related to their passport details and personal contacts;

c)       Send the CVs and the registration forms of the supported participants to the Event Manager ( latest on the 4th of July 2016.

d)      Advice the organisers on the operators representatives (producers, transformers, etc…) and other parties concerned to be invited.

The Event Manager will verify the compliance of the proposed participants to the selection criteria on the basis of the CVs and inform the National Project Coordinator accordingly.

It is therefore advisable to make sure that CVs reflect well the adequacy of the participants profile to the selection criteria.

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