Appendices of the Report (English)
Relevant materials from the launch of the report in Addis Ababa in February 11, 2019
The GFSP is in cooperation with the Singapore Food Agency to provide laboratory training courses in Singapore on detection of aflatoxins B & G in nuts and cereal, pesticide residues analysis, Singapore food safety regulatory systems, and detection of total mercury for fish products. Details of each course are tabulated below. This program will bear the cost of participation for all participants, including hotel accommodation, all meals and daily allowance. The participants will be responsible for their round-trip airfare to Singapore, travel/medical insurance, and personal expenses. This training opportunity is provided to relevant national government agencies and national laboratories in developing countries.
To apply for a training course, applicants need to submit the following materials in English by the application deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Application for all training courses in 2020 is open now. Applicants will be notified of the result within two weeks after the application deadline. Accepted participants will have to provide a copy of their round-trip flight tickets and Singapore visa (if needed for entering Singapore) to confirm their participation around one month before the training.
Applicants who are not accepted for a training course can still apply for other GFSP training courses and/or re-apply for the same course in the following year.
GFSP Training Courses in Singapore (2020)
|Title of Course||Short Description||Pre-requisite||Training Dates||Application Deadlines|
|1||Laboratory training on Detection of Aflatoxins B & G in nuts and cereal||The 3-day laboratory training workshop is to provide the participants with the skills and know-how for the detection Aflatoxins B & G in nuts and cereals. The participants will be trained on the use of specialty clean-up techniques such as immuno-affinity columns for the detection of the toxins at low ppb levels. The participants will also be trained in advance instrumental techniques and be given the opportunity to operate the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) instruments to analyze and detect the toxins at sub parts per billion levels.||Participants would require to be proficient and be able to understand and read the English language. They must have worked in a laboratory environment for more than 1 year and possess basic wet chemistry skills. They must have the basic knowledge of operating HPLC and LC-MS instruments.||7 to 9 January 2020||October 18 2019|
|2||Laboratory training on pesticide residues analysis||The 3-day training workshop will focus on how to scope the pesticide residues testing and how to develop the fit-for-purpose analytical methods that suit the available laboratory resources and the local regulatory needs of each individual countries.||Participants would require to be proficient and be able to understand and read the English language. They must be experienced at the managerial and supervisory level from their respective national laboratories and are responsible for conducting pesticide residues regulatory testing.||TBD||TBD|
|3||5-day study visit on Singapore food safety regulatory systems||The 5-day course will allow participants to gain a better understanding of the roles played by the relevant agencies, namely Singapore Food Agency, National Environment Agency and Enterprise Singapore in Singapore’s Food Safety Regulatory System.
Topics to be covered include:
• Overview of Singapore’s integrated food safety system.
• Pertinent local laws and regulation on Food Safety
• Food safety at food processing establishments
• Import/export control and inspection
• Accreditation of overseas food sources
• Retail food hygiene
• Food safety laboratory services
|Applicants should be senior-level officials involved in the field of regulation and/or enforcement on food safety. They would require to be proficient and be able to understand and read the English language.||TBD||TBD|
|4||Laboratory training on detection of mercury for fish and fish products by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (CV-AAS) and Methylmercury by Liquid Chromatography – Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry||The 3-day workshop is to provide the participants with relevant skills and knowledge for analysis of total mercury in fish and fish products. Scope of training covers standards preparation, sample and QC preparation, instrumentation and operation of cold vapor AAS and data analysis. Participants will also be briefed on method validation procedures and estimation of measurement uncertainty for this analysis. An overview of regulatory requirements for mercury in fish and fish products will be covered.||Participants would require to be proficient and be able to understand and read the English language. They must have worked in a food lab with minimum of 1-year experience, preferably with experience in handling Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.||TBD||TBD|
If you have any questions, suggestions or proposals on GFSP training programs, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com .
The INFAL was created as an interaction mechanism among food analysis laboratories the Americas in to strength their analytical capabilities to ensure food safety, protect consumer´s health and promote international trade. To date, there are more than 250 laboratories from 31 countries in the Americas members of the INFAL that regularly meet via web-based platforms, seminars, workshops, assemblies or through other activities promoted by the INFAL.