Funded by
the Better Training for Safer Food
Initiative of the European Union
Training for
animal identification
registration and

About BTSF

Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) is a Commission training initiative covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare and plant health rules. It trains Member State and candidate country national authority staff involved in official controls in these areas.

This aims to keep participants up-to-date with EU law in these areas and should help to ensure more harmonised and efficient controls. Efficient controls are an essential factor in maintaining high levels of consumer protection, animal health and plant health. Harmonisation of controls should help to create a level playing field for food businesses.

Training is also organised specifically for third, particularly developing country participants so as to familiarise them with EU requirements. This should help to ease access to the EU market for products from developing countries.

The main objective of the initiative "Better Training for Safer Food" is the organisation and development of a Community training strategy with a view to:

  • Ensuring and maintaining a high level of consumer protection and of animal health, animal welfare and plant health;
  • Promoting a harmonised approach to the operation of Community and national control systems;
  • Creating an equal level playing field for all food businesses;
  • Enhancing trade of safe food;
  • Ensuring fair trade with third countries and in particular developing countries

The objective of the present programme is to spread the knowledge and best practices for the implementtion and control of animal identification,  registration and traceability.

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