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Microbiological Controls - Session 2

  • Event Detail
Event : Microbiological Controls - Session 2
Start Date : 2018-10-23
End Date : 2018-10-26
Organized at : , Riga, Latvia-
Description :

This event will be the 2nd training session organised under the project “implementation of union rules in relation to microbiological criteria and on the monitoring and control of zoonoses and zoonotic agents”, Course Microbiological Criteria. The subject covered are:

  • Overview on microbiological criteria
  • Microbiological sampling and testing in the context of official controls
  • Implementation of Microbiological Criteria at FBO level
  • Meat Inspection and Campylobacter control in poultry production chains

It will welcome 30 participants from the EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA countries.

Programme:

cf. attached programme

Training center & Accommodation:

Participants will be accommodated at the

AVALON Hotel, Riga****

13. Janvāra iela 19, LV-1050, Riga, Latvia

Tel: + 371 6716 9999

http://www.hotelavalon.eu/

The Avalon Hotel was opened in June 2007 and it combines modernity and tradition. Moreover, it has an ideal situation in the heart of the historic Old Town. In this hotel the delegates will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Daugava River. Furthermore, Riga International Airport is only 10 kilometres from the Avalon Hotel.

This four-star hotel hosts 111 comfortable guest rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning;shower with complimentary bath products; direct-dial phone;free high-speed, wireless Internet access; hair dryer; iron and ironing board ; mini bar; safe deposit box; flat screen TV set and pay TV; work desk with desk lamp; addditional pillow.

Objectives:

The specific objectives of Course Microbiological Criteria:

  • Improve knowledge regarding Microbiological criteria in the EU legislation (Reg (EC) n°2073/2005 and amendments);
  • Explain how food business operator have to comply with Microbiological Criteria, including Process Hygiene Criteria and provisions regarding sampling plans in the framework of HACCP-based food safety control plans.
  • Explain how FBOs should comply with various technical guidance documents regarding Listeria monocytogenes testing and shelf-life studies in ready-to-eat foods
  • Improve the capacity of Food inspectors to verify the implementation of microbiological criteria, including the framework of meat inspections
  • Improve knowledge regarding the control of Campylobacter in the poultry supply chain, including the implementation of the new PHC for Campylobacter in poultry carcases.
  • Improve knowledge regarding requirements applying to microbiological sampling and testing of food in the context of official controls
Deadline for registration:September 21, 2018
Selection procedure:

The criteria to attend the training session are the following:

  • Relevant technical background: participants should preferably have the necessary knowledge in the relevant legislation and controls of food information and nutrient values;
  • Relevancy to daily work: participants should, in priority, be staff of the competent authorities and be involved in the control of food products;
  • Sufficient language skills: in order to ensure the transfer of knowledge and opportunities to exchange views, participants should master the language of the training session for which they applied;
  • Ability to share their experience: priority will be given to participants whose position will allow them to share the outputs of the training sessions with colleagues.

The registration of the trainees is based on the submission of applications by the national contact point.

Information to participants:
Download programme:1528280840_Course 1 Microcriteria.pdf
Information to participants not financed:
 

AETS consortium