Within the framework of the Better Training for Safer Food programme, the Commission organises regular training sessions on veterinary checks at airport, seaport, road and rail border inspection posts (BIPs).
There are around six sessions every year, which each welcome around 40 experts from BIPs staff and central authorities of EU countries, EEA countries and special Agreement countries. The sessions usually consist of a three day training with a well balanced mixture of presentations and practical workshops. They take place directly in BIPs, i.e. "in the field", so that trainees can be provided with exercises of real practice.
BTSF is a Commission initiative implemented by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).