The General objective of BTSF is to ensure a high level of consumer protection throughout the EU internal market and to increase levels of trade in safe food across the globe by the implementation of efficient, objective and adequate official controls. This objective is achieved by training the staff of the competent authorities, offering a better network and on-going dialogue with partners from both within, and outside, the European Union, thus contributing to a high level of expertise and competence.
The specific objectives of the BTSF training activities on Organic Farming Scheme are to further improve the knowledge of the control requirements by bringing together participants from different Member States and selected non-EU countries and to allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for control activities and procedures.
Thereby, the programme will aim at ensuring consistent and rigorous implementation of the regulatory requirements and contributing to increase the effectiveness of the control activities implemented by the staff of competent authorities and of private bodies who are in charge of verifying the compliance of organic production and labelling of organic products with the EU legislative requirements.
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