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General Information

The training activities on the controls on contaminants in food and feed (CTM) cover: contaminants in food and undesirable substances in feed. The overall objective of the CTM training is to improve knowledge, and further harmonize the approaches and practices of EU Member States for an increased efficacy of their competent authorities in verifying compliance with the EU legal provisions in the field of controls on contaminants in food and feed.

The training will be delivered in two different training courses:

Course 1 (Basic): EU regulations and guidelines applicable to the control of contaminants - 8 training sessions

The objective of this course is of basic nature and will aim to increase and ensure a common understanding of the EU legislative framework relating to the control of contaminants.

Course 2 (Advanced): Official control plans and systems for the control of contaminants - 4 training sessions

The objective of this course is of more advanced nature and will aim to improve competent authorities' capacity in setting up systems for the control of contaminants and therefore ensure appropriate and harmonised implementation of monitoring and official controls plans in this field.

A total of 12 training sessions (TSs) for the two courses will be organized during the project’s first phase (2017 - 2018). Each of the 12 TSs will have a duration of 3 academic (4 calendar) days.

The attendance should be approximately 30 participants for each TS, with an expected total number of 360 trained participants for the first phase (240 for Course 1 and 120 for Course 2).

Training Calendar

Location Training Dates
Madrid, Spain TS01 - Course 1 10/10/2017 to 13/10/2017
Madrid, Spain TS02 - Course 1 24/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Vienna, Austria TS03 - Course 2 14/11/2017 to 17/11/2017
Vienna, Austria TS04 - Course 1 05/12/2017 to 08/12/2017
Warsaw, Poland TS05 - Course 1 13/02/2018 to 16/02/2018
Madrid, Spain TS06 - Course 1 20/03/2018 to 23/03/2018
Warsaw, Poland TS07 - Course 2 17/04/2018 to 20/04/2018
Bonn, Germany TS08 - Course 1 08/05/2018 to 11/05/2018
Bonn, Germany TS09 - Course 2 05/06/2018 to 08/06/2018
Vienna, Austria TS10 - Course 1 26/06/2018 to 29/06/2018
Warsaw, Poland TS11 - Course 1 18/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
Bonn, Germany TS12 - Course 2 09/10/2018 to 12/10/2018


The training is open to staff of competent authorities with responsibilities in official control activities in the field of contaminants in feed and food from EU Member States, Candidate Countries, ENP, EFTA/EEA countries.

For Course 2, the nominees shall have attended the BTSF course on Contaminants organised over 2013-2016 and/or Course 1 of the current project. Priority will be given to central administration officials responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the official monitoring and controls plans.

How to apply

If you wish to express your interest in the course, please contact your BTSF national contact point. To know more about who is your national contact point, please click here.


For the specific contact details please check Contacts page and for any additional questions, please contact directly Mrs. Ogniana Glavoussanova, email: Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.