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Microbiological Criteria and Control of Zoonoses - MC, Session 5
From Monday 23 September 2019
To Thursday 26 September 2019
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Description :

The objective of the MCZ course is to harmonise the approaches and to spread knowledge and best practice concerning the Implementation of microbiological criteria (Course 1) and the Control of zoonoses, with a particular focus on the control of Salmonella in poultry and pigs and Campylobacter along the poultry meat production chain (Course 2). This is the 5th MC session which will take place in Riga, Latvia


Objectives : The Specific objective of the present project is to spread knowledge and best practices in relation with EU rules on general food labelling and claims as well as on specific categories of foods such as food supplements, foods with added vitamins and minerals and foods for specific groups of the population. The contract requests the provision of 2 training courses addressing : a) the implementation of microbiological criteria; b) the control of zoonoses, with a particular focus on the control of Salmonella in poultry and pigs and Campylobacter along the poultry meat production chain.


Programme :

• Day 1 : Welcoming address and introduction on Zoonoses and the EU legal framework

• Day 2 : Risk Management related to Salmonella

• Day 3: Control of Salmonella and Campylobacter

• Day 4: Campylobacter and closing meeting


Deadline of registration : July 23, 2019


Selection procedure :

• 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.


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 kilometers 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; additional pillow.

Location Riga - Latvia