Working programme for 2008 onTraining tools in the field of food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health 2008-2008 FOOD SAFETY Closed!


The action to be financed under this budget aims at the development, organisation and delivery of training courses and workshops or seminars in the Community and in third countries in order to ensure that personnel performing official controls are adequately trained. Through these training courses and seminars, government officials, national authorities and laboratory experts, shall be informed about and trained on Community feed and food legislation and the control requirements for feed and food to be allowed on the Community markets.
The Commission contributes to the training of officials in the Member States in that it supplements the training received at national level with training in aspects that are relevant from a Community point of view.


Training actions will concern the following subjects:

  • Food and feed control procedures based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) principles; audit techniques to verify implementation of HACCP systems.
  • Veterinary and food safety control checks in Border Inspection Posts (airports, seaports and roads/rail).
  • Food Hygiene and Control: fish, meat and dairy products.
  • Prevention, control and eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies.
  • Plant Health Controls (EC plant quarantine regime for potatoes, EC internal plant quarantine regime, EC plant quarantine regime for imports).
  • Plant Protection Products (food and feed safety aspects): evaluation and registration.
  • Zoonoses and microbiological criteria in foodstuffs.
  • Animal Welfare: stunning and killing of animals at slaughterhouses and in disease control situation and animal welfare during transport.
  • Food law, feed law, animal health and animal welfare and plant health rules.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 9,11 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2008)

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