Food Improvement Agent - Course B, Session 4

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Event : Food Improvement Agent - Course B, Session 4
Start Date : 2020-06-15
End Date : 2020-06-19
Organized at : , Riga, Latvia-
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 4th 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

AVALON Hotel, Riga,

13. Janvāra iela 19, LV-1050, Riga, Latvia

The Avalon Hotel was opened in June 2007 and it combines modernity and tradition. Moreover, it has an ideal situation in the heart of the historic Old Town. In this hotel the delegates will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Daugava River. Furthermore, Riga International Airport is only 10 kilometres from the Avalon Hotel.

This four-star hotel hosts 111 comfortable guest rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning;shower with complimentary bath products; direct-dial phone;free high-speed, wireless Internet access; hair dryer; iron and ironing board ; mini bar; safe deposit box; flat screen TV set and pay TV; work desk with desk lamp; addditional pillow.


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:30th April 2020
Selection procedure:

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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