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International Training for Safer Food - ITS Food Online 2023


Food Safety and risk management training with a focus on residues and contaminants

by BVL

In October 2023 Germany’s Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) will once again host the International Training for Safer Food. ITS Food is a training on food safety risk management, aimed at staff working in public authorities of non-EU countries handling issues related to food safety. ITS Food 2023 will focus on “Residues and Contaminants”.

Practitioners from competent authorities, official laboratories and research institutions will share their knowledge and experience. This will allow participants to increase their expertise, identify best practices in their field of work and discover various tools that are crucial to a comprehensive public risk management system for safe food, feed and consumer products. Participants will enjoy hands-on technical insights and will have the opportunity to build new networks with colleagues from around the globe.

With the 'International Training for Safer Food', we are able to share valuable knowledge and exchange with colleagues around the globe to strengthen consumer protection together. For us, the international exchange of experts is the best way to promote mutual understanding and good relations.

Friedel Cramer, President of BVL

Last year, around 500 professionals from 70 countries took part in the ITS Food 2022 training and benefited from the in-depth insights on food safety, risk and crisis management in Germany and the European Union.

ITS Food 2023 will be held virtually in October 2023. To adapt the training times to participants from around the globe, the same training will be offered twice for four half days each:

  • October 09 to 12, 2023 (for participants from western hemisphere)
  • October 16 to 19, 2023 (for participants from eastern hemisphere)                                                                                       

The application period will start in the course of the second quarter of 2023. The training will be free of charge. Please feel free to spread the word about ITS Food 2023, especially to colleagues that might be interested.


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For further information please visit where you may also subscribe to a notification mail to be informed about the start of the application period.