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Food Composition Materials - Session 8
From Tuesday 21 January 2020
To Friday 24 January 2020
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Description :

Organisation and implementation of training activities on the control of Food Contact Materials, their use and marketing under the "BTSF" initiative, Session 8

 

Objectives :

The General objective of BTSF is to ensure a high level of consumer protection throughout the EU internal market and to increase levels of trade in safe food across the globe by the implementation of efficient, objective and adequate official controls. This objective is achieved by training the staff of the competent authorities, offering a better network and ongoing dialogue with partners from both within, and outside, the European Union, thus contributing to a high level of expertise and competence.

The Specific objective of the present BTSF programme on Food Contact Materials is to spread knowledge and best practices in official control of FCMs and ensure better enforcement of EU rules thanks to exchanges of best practices between participants, specifically on:

  • Control of the whole food contact materials chain and the compliance of the FCM manufacturing and importing establishments with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004;
  • Examination of written materials and in particular the specifications regarding declaration of compliance for food contact materials.
  • Assessment of the implementation of good manufacturing practice by FBOs, and decision taking

 

Programme :

The training session will especially address key questions such as :

  • Control of the whole food contact materials chain and the compliance of the FCM manufacturing and importing establishments with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004;
  • Examination of written materials and in particular the specifications regarding declaration of compliance for food contact materials.
  • Assessment of the implementation of good manufacturing practice by FBOs, and decision taking

 

Deadline of registration : October 8th, 2019

 

Selection procedure :

The dateline for the submission of the application will be 6 weeks before the event, which is the optimal period to ensure the availability of adequate flights. The selection of participants will depends on :

  • The completeness of the information on his registration form;
  • The conformity of the trainee’s profile to the selection criteria;
  • The correctness of the information (e.g.: spelling of countries, country codes for phone numbers etc.).

The targeted public are official inspectors from European competent authorities which deals with food industries and packaging industries.

The Project Manager informs the NCPs of the selection criteria for participants as early as possible in the project course, and is careful to give priority to the participants corresponding to the following criteria:

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary basic knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food contact materials;
  • Participants shall have successfully participated in the BTSF e-learning module on food contact materials.
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food contact materials as control inspector (75%) involved in control activities in food establishments and food contact materials premises or in central authorities (25%) as a policy officer. However also officials from Competent Authorities involved in planning and control activities will be invited. Participants will be grouped based on their level of knowledge and experience.
  • Sufficient language skills in English: 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 Hotel Barceló Valencia ****

Av. De Francia, 11, Valencia, Spain

Website: http://www.barcelo.com/BarceloHotels/es_ES/hoteles/Espana/Valencia/hotel-barcelo-valencia/descripcion-general.aspx

 

The Hotel is located in the city centre of Valencia, in the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences, in front of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, in the most modern and attractive part of the city.

Participants will be accommodated in a hotel room steeped in natural light thanks to the enormous windows, which also provide extraordinary panoramic views of the City of Arts and Sciences, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía opera house. Bedrooms are well-appointed with a bathroom with shower, a refrigerator, a flat screen television, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access. Spa, sauna and fitness facilities for guests are also available.

Location Valencia, Spain