Training at the Community level - BTSF Training

Training EC strategy is explained in the document “High Quality Training for Safer Food” COM(2006) 519 final and in the strategic document of the BTSF of July 2009.

The BTSF training, which since 2006 has been organised by the EC through DG SANGO – Directorate General for Health Consumer which is designed for the employees carrying out official controls of food and feed, animal health and welfare and phytosanitary care. It concerns employees from member states, third countries as well as from developing countries for their better knowledge of food standards and import procedures in EU and during placing good on the market.

Since 1st January 2014 DG SANCO has been cooperating with the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA), which manages the training programmes of BTSF. Since 1st January 2015 is new abbreviation DG SANTE (DG Health and Safety) instead of DG SANCO.

Information flow in respect of the national training activities (mandatory topics of Chapter I Annexe II to Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council) and Community training activities is ensured by Coordination body for training activities. The coordinator is the national contact point - NCP from the Food Safety Department of the MoA and members are local contact points from particular supervisory authorities and the Ministry of Health.

The number of training participants from the Czech Republic: 2006 – 20, 2007 - 36, 2008 - 41, 2009 – 43, 2010 – 73, 2011 – 96, 2012 – 112, 2013 – 136, 2014 – 168, 2015 – 169, 2016 – 140, 2017 - 131.

 

BTSF e-learning courses take place from February 2014 onwards.
So far there have been 10 e-courses in all:  

FCM Module - Food Contact Materials rules
AW Module -  Animal Welfare at slaughter
RASFF Module  - Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
AA Module - Animal health prevention and controls for Aquaculture Animals
AN Module - Animal Nutrition
HACCP Module - Principle of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point audits
EU PQ Module -  EU plant quarantine regime for imports
FISHERY Module - Food hygiene and control on fishery products and live bivalve molluscs
TSE Module - Prevention, Eradication and Control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
AWP Module - Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for poultry

2014 - 2 Modules (English version)

AW - Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control,
FCM - Food Contact Materials

2015 - 6 Modules (English, German, French version)

AW - Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control,
FCM - Food Contact Materials,
RASFF - Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed,
HACCP - Principle of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point audits,
AN - Animal Nutrition,
AA  - Animal health prevention and controls for Aquaculture Animals

2016 - 10 Modules (English, German, French, Spanish, Potrugal version)

AW - Animal Welfare at slaughter,
FCM - Food Contact Materials,
RASFF - Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed,
HACCP - Principle of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point audits,
AN - Animal Nutrition,
AA  - Animal health prevention and controls for Aquaculture Animals
EU PQ -  EU plant quarantine regime for imports
FISHERY - Food hygiene and control on fishery products and live bivalve molluscs
TSE - Prevention, Eradication and Control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
AWP - Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for poultry

 

The number of e-learning training participants  from the Czech Republic: 2014 - 36, 2015 - 73, 2016 - 168, 2017 - 162.