EU Health Commissioner launches "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa"
In an effort to help developing countries improve their food safety systems for the benefit of their populations and economies, EU Health Commissioner, Androulla Vassiliou, launched today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a new initiative – "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa – BTSF-Africa." The initiative was launched during a high-level conference taking place in the Ethiopian capital city. Through BTSF-Africa, over the next two years, €10million will be used to fund capacity building activities. Launched in 2005, the programme BTSF has provided training to both European and third country officials who are responsible for checking that EU rules related to food and feed, animal health and welfare and plant health are properly applied.