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GENERAL INFORMATION

The aim of the project is to provide technical assistance in the area of controls on Mycotoxins. This need is given by the increase in the number of SPS-related trade concerns between the EU and exporting developing countries, by the notifications in the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) and the observations made during missions of the Commission inspection service of DG Health and Food safety - Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

The training session will be conducted in English.

CONTENT OF THE TRAINING

The Course on Mycotoxins will tackle the following topics:

Topic 1: Introduction to mycotoxins

Topic 2: EU and international legislation and official controls

Topic 3: Mitigation of mycotoxins

Topic 4: Risk assessment

Topic 5: Sampling procedures

Topic 6: Sample preparation

Topic 7: Validation of analytical methods

Topic 8: Screening methods

Topic 9: Confirmatory methods

Topic 10: Quality management in the laboratory

TRAINING SESSION DATES

The training session will be held from 17 to 28 February 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

TRAINING AUDIENCE

All candidates must be staff of official food testing laboratories in charge of Mycotoxins controls. They should all commit themselves to disseminate the knowledge received. As the seminar will be conducted in English so it is necessary the candidates to have a good knowledge of English.

For any further information concerning our training courses, please don't hesitate to contact us.

HOW TO APPLY

If you wish to express your interest in the course, please contact your BTSF national contact point.