Course organisation

Overseas sessions can be organised on request. DG Trade on-site sessions are commissioned in the framework of a contract between the EC DG Trade and SARAF. They are entirely financed by the European Commission. The proposed project aims at providing a one/two-week training to technicians and officials in the field of residues and contaminants in foodstuff in different third countries. The programme mainly focuses on the requirements of each country and generally covers a first part with the regulation aspects such as: general EU regulation, national monitoring plan, and European network of residues laboratories. A second part of the program deals with more practical aspects such as the way to use analytical instruments but also the way to develop, validate and run analytical methods (which are reliable and affordable). Experts chosen to carry out this project are also asked to give the host country some elements regarding sampling (transport and storage), and to identify the way to improve the current residues control system in place (needs for further assistance, specific trainings…). In 2008, about 170 trainees were trained. About 240 trainees have followed the training in 2010/2011 and about 200 additional trainees in 2012/2013.

In 2010, a training in Thailand was dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and results of the BioCop project (FP6). Twenty trainees benefited from the latest developments generated in the field of “new technologies to screen multiple chemical contaminants in food”.

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Mission 2008

  • 13 participantsCosta Rica
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in food from animal origin (fish and fishery products)
  • Dates
    11-15 February 2008
    2-6 June 2008
    Experts
    François André (FR)
    Patricia Muñoz (SP)
  • 20 participantsGambia
  • Training in the field of mycotoxins in food from plant origin
  • Dates
    9-13 June 2008
    Experts
    Sharron Anderson (UK)
  • 19 participantsGhana
  • Training in the field of mycotoxins in food from plant origin
  • Dates
    19-23 May 2008
    26-30 May 2008
    Experts
    Martien Spanjer (NL)
    Danny Chan (UK)
  • 23 participantsHonduras
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in food from animal origin (fish and fishery products)
  • Dates
    16-19 September 2008
    22-26 September 2008
    Experts
    François André (FR)
    Patricia Muñoz (SP)
  • 15 participantsPapua New Guinea
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in fish and fishery products
  • Dates
    5-9 May 2008
    12-16 May 2008
    Experts
    Armstrong Hewitt (UK)
    Peter Fürst (GE)
  • 49 participantsPhilippines
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in fish and fishery products
  • Dates
    27-30 November 2008
    Experts
    Eric Verdon (FR)
  • 21 participantsThailand
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in fish and fishery products
  • Dates
    24-28 March 2008
    31 March-4 April 2008
    Experts
    Herlinde Noppe (BE)
    Simon Hird (UK)
  • 13 participantsVietnam
  • Training in the field of residues / contaminants in honey and honey products
  • Dates
    14-18 April 2008
    21-25 April 2008
    Experts
    Michael Hetmanski (UK)
    Chris Elliott (UK)

Mission 2010-2011

  • 40 participantsEgypt
  • Training in the field of residues of pesticides in plant and plant products
  • Dates
    29 May – 2 June 2011
    5 – 9 June 2011
    Experts
    Amadeo Fernandez-Alba – Ana Lozano
    Richard Fussell (UK) – Mike Hetmanski (UK)
  • 26 participantsGeorgia
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants analysis in animals and animal products
  • Dates
    16 - 20 May 2011
    Experts
    Glenn Kennedy (UK) - Armstrong Hewitt (UK)
  • 27 participantsIndia
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants in fish and fishery products
  • Dates
    15 – 19 November 2010
    22 – 26 November 2010
    Experts
    Eric Verdon (FR) - Dominique Hurtaud-Pessel (FR)
    Jean-Philippe Antignac (FR) - Bjorn Berendsen (NL)
  • 33 participantsIndia
  • Training in the field of residues of pesticides in plant and plant products
  • Dates
    14 – 18 November 2011
    Experts
    Richard Fussell (UK) – Mike Hetmanski (UK)
  • 18 participantsIndonesia
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants in Fish and Fishery products
  • Dates
    12-16 July 2010
    Experts
    Eric Verdon (FR) - Bruno Le Bizec (FR)
  • 13 participantsMalaysia
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants in fish and fishery products (dioxins-PCB (1 week) and heavy metals (1 week)
  • Dates
    31 October – 4 November 2011
    14 – 18 November 2011
    Experts
    Philippe Marchand (FR) - Gauthier Eppe (BE)
    Lars Jorhem (SE) – Joakim Engman (SE)
  • 30 participantsMyanmar
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants in fish and fishery products/honey
  • Dates
    27 September – 1 October 2010
    Experts
    Glenn Kennedy (UK) - Amstrong Hewitt (UK)
  • 30 participantsUkraine
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants in animals and animal products
  • Dates
    19 – 23 September 2011
    Experts
    Bjorn Berendsen (NL) - Martin Danaher (IR)

Mission 2012-2013

  • 79 participantsIndia
  • Training in the field of mycotoxins and wine analysis
  • Dates
    19-23 March 2012
    23-27 July 2012
    Experts
    Amelia Moreno Barber - Begonya Company Serra (SP)
    Guillermo Serena Hostalet - Ricardo Llacer Sanz (SP)
  • 31 participantsIndonesia
  • Training in the field of mycotoxins testing in nutmegs
  • Dates
    18th February – 1st March 2013
    Experts
    Amelia Moreno Barber - Begonya Company Serra (SP)
  • 28 participantsMalaysia
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants analysis in fish and fishery products (steroids-stilbens (1 week) and macrolides and triphenylamine dyes (1 week))
  • Dates
    18th – 22nd June 2012
    15th – 19th October 2012
    Experts
    Bruno Le Bizec – Fabrice Monteau (FR)
    Martien Essers – Paul Zoontjes (NL)
  • 37 participantsThailand
  • Training in the field of DSP and lipophilic toxins analysis in bivalve products
  • Dates
    3-7 December 2012
    Experts
    Chris Elliott - Dermot Faulkner (UK)
  • 22 participantsVietnam
  • Training in the field of residues and contaminants analysis in fish and fishery products (beta-agonistssteroids (1 week) and antibiotics (1 week))
  • Dates
    8-12 April 2013
    15-19 April 2013
    Experts
    Bruno Le Bizec – Fabrice Monteau (FR)
    Glenn Kennedy – Armstrong Hewitt (UK)
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