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Microbiological Controls - Session 3

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Event : Microbiological Controls - Session 3
Start Date : 2018-11-27
End Date : 2018-11-30
Organized at : , Venice, Italy-
Description :

This event will be the third 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.


cf. attached programme

Training center & Accommodation:

Participants will be accommodated at the BEST WESTERN PLUS

Quid hotel Venice Airport ****

Via Terraglio, 15 30174 Venice Mestre

Website: http://

Tel : +33 (0)1 46 76 60 60

The BW Plus Quid is located in a nice shopping area, at walking distance from a pub and a pizzeria. Just in front to the hotel a bus stop allows to reach Venice city centre by public transport in about 20 minutes. The restaurant of the hotel offers a large variety of traditional Italian dishes and the quality of the food is of high standard.

The participants would also be able to recharge their batteries in the next Virgin Active, which is one of the most innovative and complete wellness center present worldwide.

Spinning, Pilates, kinesis and swimming pool and the RELAX area with Sauna and Jacuzzi are a cure-all for brain and body.


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:October 26, 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:1528281005_Course 1 Microcriteria.pdf
Information to participants not financed:

AETS consortium