Food Improvement Agent - Course B, Session 1

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Event : Food Improvement Agent - Course B, Session 1
Start Date : 2019-07-01
End Date : 2019-07-05
Organized at : , Brussels, Belgium-
Description :

Organisation and implementation of training activities on the legislation and control of food improvement agents in the EU under the "BTSF" initiative. This is the 1st session of Course B.


Course B – addressing all the steps to plan, implement and monitor official controls on FIA efficiently, and featuring the development of pedagogical project where participants will gradually develop a comprehensive control plan for a specific food chain.

Course type B relates to the monitoring and official controls plans of food improvement agents. Its objective is to help participants understand how to set priorities, identify which food businesses must be controlled and what to control in to monitor misuse of food additives, food flavourings and food enzymes. Therefore, the aim is to ensure appropriate and harmonised implementation of monitoring and official controls plans for these food improvement agents at EU MS level.

Taking into consideration that the programme on Food Improvement Agents has been in place for several years, the time spent to remind participants of the legal background in Course B is reduced. These aspects will be addressed in detail before the course through a voluntary Webinar opened to the participants registered in Course B.

Training center & Accommodation:

Participants will be accommodated at the Manos Stephanie Hotel****

Chaussée de Charleroi, 28
1060 Brussels - Belgium

It is proposed to accommodate the participants in Manos Stephanie Hotel, a 4-star hotel, ideally located in the heart of Brussels and just seconds from Brussels famous Avenue Louise. The training course will be organised in Manos Conference Centre****, perfect venue for seminars in Brussels, at 200 meters by walk from the hotel.

Participants will find a lot of tourist attractions and spend a very nice day getting to know better our culture, history and tradition.

Participants will be accommodated in classic room elegantly furnished and decorated in the Louis XVI style, with large working desk, TV (55 channels), individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, in-room safe. The richly appointed marble bathrooms are equipped with hair-dryers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Some classic rooms have a private terrace/Balcony.

For your convenience, It has free Wi-Fi and includes an on-site bar.

Hotel Manos Stephanie offers a delicious breakfast buffet consisting of a full range of hot and cold dishes.


This programme, about EU approach for the evaluation, authorisation, monitoring and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes, includes new practical-oriented features to facilitate understanding of the legislation and its enforcement.

Deadline for registration:17th May 2019
Selection procedure:

The selection criteria for participants to COURSE B are:

o          Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food improvement agents;

o          Relevancy to daily work: Participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the planning of control activities in the field of FIA or in charge of auditing in central/regional authorities. Attendance to course A, or strong experience in Food additives field.

o          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;

o          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.

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