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Food Improvement Agents - Course A, Session 6
From Monday 07 October 2019 -  08:00
To Friday 11 October 2019 - 17:00
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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 6th session of Course A. 



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. Two type of courses will be implemented:

Course A – featuring case studies to learn how to apply the harmonised regulation, theoretical and practical training regarding common aspects to every type of FIA, quantum satis and carry over principles, and specific modules addressing respectively food additives, flavourings and enzymes.

The course A is related to the understanding of EU regulations and guidelines on food improvement agents and inspection practices and its main objective of this course is to inform regulatory and control authorities about the new approach enacted for the evaluation, authorisation and control of food additives, flavourings and enzymes.


Selection procedure:

The selection criteria for participants to COURSE A are:

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food improvement agents;
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food products as field inspector or regulatory officer.
  • 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;
  • 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.


Deadline for registration : 23rd august 2019


Training center & accommodation :

Participants will be accommodated at the  


Joan Muyskenweg 10, 1096 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands



Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City is set in a beautiful location by the river and provides easy access to the Arena, Ziggo Dome, Zuid-As business district and the city centre of Amsterdam.

It is a 4-star Business & Conference hotel situated at the River Amstel. Near the motorway (Ring A10/A2), very easily accessible, and about 15 minutes from the historical centre of Amsterdam, it offers 2 restaurants, a shop, sauna/fitness/solarium, and outstanding meeting facilities

Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam and the 19–20th century Defence Line are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Location Amsterdam, Netherlands