FNAO Events

FNAO Session 6

Genoa, Italy



FNAO Session 7

Valencia, Spain



FNAO Session 8

Frankfurt, Germany



FNAO Session 9

Rotterdam/Delft, The Netherlands



FNAO Session 10

Riga, Latvia



Food and Feed of Non Animal Origin 2015-2016

Food of Non Animal Origin

The Contract EAHC/2012/96/02 groups four Work Packages and requires the organisation of a global number of 42 training sessions to be implemented across Europe, and distributed as follows:
  1. 11 training sessions on Control checks at border inspection posts for the Work Package 1, organised in 3 courses;
  2. 10 training sessions on Import controls on certain feed and food of non-animal origin for the Work Package 2;
  3. 11 training sessions on Trade control and expert system (TRACES) for the Work Package 3, organised in 4 courses;
  4. 10 training sessions on Control of commercial and non-commercial movements of dogs and cats.
More specifically, Work Package 2 deals with Import controls on certain feed and food of non-animal origin. The sessions have been planned so as to address in priority staff of competent authorities involved in official control activities coming from EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA Countries. The training will comprise presentations/discussion sessions, working group activities on case studies and serious gaming. A practical session with a visit of a DPE will take place to illustrate best practices and performance of documentary, identity and physical checks, including sampling and a simulation exercise, in order to stimulate exchanges of opinion between the trainees. The participants will be required to participate actively in the debriefings, discussions and group works.
  • Number of events in 2013 and 2014: 10
  • Seminar duration: 3  days
  • Regional coverage: Riga (Latvia), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Valencia (Spain), Genoa (Italy), Frankfurt (Germany)


The BTSF programme has been developed to ensure that staff of the competent authorities of EU Member States involved in official controls on food and feed businesses and on animal health have a uniform and up-dated approach as well as a high level of expertise with regards in particular to auditing and control techniques for the verification of compliance with EU legislation requirements.
The specific objective of this course is to reach a common understanding of the EU legislation on import controls of certain feed and food of non-animal origin. The project also aims at spreading knowledge and best practices on official controls on certain feed and food of non-animal origin in order to increase the level of expertise with regards to food safety issues concerning import of certain feed and food of non-animal origin.

Selection of Participants

All applicants should confirm their participation and register using the form “Registration form_FNAO_2013.doc”. The National Contact Point may then send it to the relevant Event Manager according to the nature of the training session to be attended.
The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria:
  • Be officers of the national Competent Authority, relevant government ministries, inspection services and official food-testing laboratories;
  • Be involved in official control activities, in particular policy makers and senior inspectors involved in the official controls on import of food of non-animal origin.
  • Be preferably in a position to disseminate the knowledge acquired during the workshop within the national competent authority and/or to private sector operators;
  • Proficiency in the language of the training (English)
  • Training session in Frankfurt are mainly addressed to staff operating or involved in airports

Support provided by the project:

The project will support approximately 50 participants for each course, with an expected global number of 500 participants for the whole training programme, including a maximum of 460 from EU Member States, and a maximum of 40 participants from Candidate countries and EEA countries.
The project will provide a return flight ticket in economy class by the most direct route – or a train/bus ticket in first class for each supported participant.
The project will ensure the subsistence of supported participants for the whole duration of the training session, as follows:
  • On Day 0: transfer from airport to the hotel, welcome drink and room charge (Single occupancy);
  • On Day one and Day two: breakfast, access to fully equipped training facilities, documentation, 2 coffee breaks per day, lunch, dinner and room charge (Single occupancy);
  • On Day three: breakfast, lunch, access to fully equipped training facilities, and transfer from the hotel to the airport.
No “perdiem” or “pocket money” will be distributed to participants in addition to what is indicated here above. All personal expenses such as local transports, mini-bar, laundry, room services, and extra drinks/meals will be charged to the participants by the hotel. The hotel will therefore require them to show a credit card to validate the check-in.

Consortium partners

Lead firm: Agriconsulting Europe S.A.


Contact person

Project Leader:

Lorenzo Grazioli


Tel: +32 2 736 22 77

Project manager: Alicia JUAREZ PALLARES (AESA)


Tel: +32 2 788 53 56


Technical partners

  • Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Latvia – BIP Riga Port
  • Government Delegation in Valencia, Foreign Health, Port BIP of Valencia Community
  • DPE of Rotterdam
  • Italian National Health System, USMAF (DPE in Genoa)
  • Hessen State Laboratory and BIP Frankfurt Airport

<p>The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria: </p>
<li>Be officers of the National Competent Authority, relevant Government Ministries, Inspection services and official food-testing laboratories, involved in official controls in the EU and EEA Countries, on import of products of non-animal origin;</li>
<li>Be involved in the drafting or adaptation of policies and Regulations in line with Regulation (EC) 882/2004.</li>
<li>Be preferably in a position to disseminate the knowledge acquired during the workshop within the National Competent Authority and/or to private sector operators.</li>
<li>Proficiency in the language of the training (English)</li>
<p>NCPs are welcome to send participants who will not be supported by the project.</p>