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Better Training for Safer Food is a Commission training initiative covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare and plant health rules. It trains Member State and candidate country national authority staff involved in official controls in these areas.

This aims to keep participants up-to-date with EU law in these areas and should help to ensure more harmonised and efficient controls. Efficient controls are an essential factor in maintaining high levels of consumer protection, animal health and plant health. Harmonisation of controls should help to create a level playing field for food businesses.

Training is also organised specifically for third, particularly developing country participants so as to familiarise them with EU requirements. This should help to ease access to the EU market for products from developing countries.

Recent News

BTSF: Three new calls for tender

The Commission has re-launched 3 BTSF calls for which no contract was awarded after the calls for tender have been launched in July 2013.This concerns the calls for tender for the organisation and implementation of training activities on "Principles and methods of food safety risk assessment" (EAHC/2013/BTSF/17), on "Food hygiene at primary production" (EAHC/2013/BTSF/18) and training activities on "Official supervision as regards semen, ova and embryos" (EAHC/2013/BTSF/19).

Deadline for the submission of the offers is 31 January 2014.

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BTSF Info Day

10th of September 2013, starting at 10:00H

Martin's Central Park hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 80, Brussels

In the hard of Brussels at Martin's Central Park hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 80, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers EAHC will organize an INFO day dedicated to the recently published calls. You may see the info and requested documents about the subjects at:

There are 16 calls as defined in the financing decision 2013 and re-launch of the BTSF international call related to the standard setting bodies - ISSB.

Event will start at 10:00H with the registration of the participants and will finish at 17:00H.

You will get the detailed explanation about the subjects and have the whole day available to ask questions related to the published technical specifications and foreseen contractual obligations therefore use the opportunity an d book the dates in your calendar.

See you all numerous in Brussels!

Info-Day On New Calls For Tenders For BTSF on 4 June 2013

On 4 June 2013, the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) organised an Information Day about the 2 new calls for tenders on training activities to be organised in third countries under the Better Training for Safer Food Initiative (BTSF).

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