Microbiological Controls - Session 8

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Event : Microbiological Controls - Session 8
Start Date : 2019-12-10
End Date : 2019-12-13
Organized at : , Paris, France-
Description :

This event will be the 8th training session organised under the project “implementation of union rules in relation to microbiological criteria and on the monitoring and control of zoonoses and zoonotic agents”, Course Microbiological Criteria. The subject covered are:

  • Overview on microbiological criteria
  • Microbiological sampling and testing in the context of official controls
  • Implementation of Microbiological Criteria at FBO level
  • Meat Inspection and Campylobacter control in poultry production chains

It will welcome 30 participants from the EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA countries.


cf. attached programme

Training center & Accommodation:

Participants will be accommodated at the NOVOTEL CHARENTON LE PONT Hotel ****

3-5 Place des Marseillais, 94227 Charenton-le-Pont

Tel : +33 (0)1 46 76 60 60



NOVOTEL CHARENTON LE PONT Hotel ****is located in the Capital of France, third most visited city in the world in 2016. The city gathers a multitude of attractions, with the Eiffel Tower as most worldwide known example, followed by the Champs-Elysées, and the Museum of the Louvre. Paris is a city of Science and Innovation as one can discover in the City of Science and Industry in La Villette. While its creation gets back to prehistorical times, Paris also manages to keep history alive. The “City of Lights” will with no doubt fulfil the participants expectations for a fruitful training.

The NOVOTEL CHARENTON LE PONT Hotel **** has about 1200 m² of conference rooms as well as a bar and a restaurant. It also offers direct link to the subway line number 8 of Paris for a direct access to most of Paris famous monuments.


The specific objectives of Course Microbiological Criteria:

  • Improve knowledge regarding Microbiological criteria in the EU legislation (Reg (EC) n°2073/2005 and amendments);
  • Explain how food business operator have to comply with Microbiological Criteria, including Process Hygiene Criteria and provisions regarding sampling plans in the framework of HACCP-based food safety control plans.
  • Explain how FBOs should comply with various technical guidance documents regarding Listeria monocytogenes testing and shelf-life studies in ready-to-eat foods
  • Improve the capacity of Food inspectors to verify the implementation of microbiological criteria, including the framework of meat inspections
  • Improve knowledge regarding the control of Campylobacter in the poultry supply chain, including the implementation of the new PHC for Campylobacter in poultry carcases.
  • Improve knowledge regarding requirements applying to microbiological sampling and testing of food in the context of official controls
Deadline for registration:November 8, 2019
Selection procedure:

The criteria to attend the training session are the following:

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food information and nutrient values;
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food products;
  • Sufficient language skills: 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 the outputs of the training sessions with colleagues.

The registration of the trainees is based on the submission of applications by the national contact point.

Information to participants:
Download programme:1528287550_Course 1 Microcriteria.pdf
Information to participants not financed: