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Food Composition Materials - Session 6
From Tuesday 17 September 2019
To Friday 20 September 2019
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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 6

 

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 : August 6th, 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 4-star ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU.

 

                                                 AS Sokotel, Viru väljak 4,

                                                 10111 Tallinn, Estonia

                                                 Website:  www.sokoshotels.ee

 

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU****, located right in the centre of the old City of Tallinn. The capital of Estonia is best known for its stunning Old Town, a Medieval neighbourhood of cobblestone lanes, gabled houses, Gothic churches and charming squares. Not only are the airport and harbour just 5-10 minutes away from the city centre, nearly all sights, hotels, conference venues and restaurants are within easy walking distance of each other. The Hotel is the first skyscraper and prominent landmark in Estonia and offers breath taking views of Tallinn Bay and Tallinn’s UNESCO protected medieval Old Town. The accommodation as well as the training room has been arranged at the premises of the 4 stars Original Sokos Hotel Viru.

The Original Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn provides cosy Standard rooms styled on the trendy sober Northern design. All rooms are equipped with a 32-inch flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi with all mod cons.

The Merineitsi Restaurant combined with the banquet hall provides an ample Scandinavian style breakfast as well as conference, buffet and dinner catering for up to 400 guests at a time. On cosy candlelight seasons, Merineitsi presents fabulous Show&Dinner nights with the Chameleon Kitchen providing an a la carte service.

Location Tallin, Estonia