The European Food Safety Authority
) is an agency of the European Union
that provides independent scientific advice and communication on existing and emerging risks associated with the food
chain, created by European Regulation 178/2002., booklet made by the European Commission
The Authority’s work covers all matters with a direct or indirect impact on food and feed safety, including animal health and welfare, plant protection and plant health and nutrition.
EFSA supports the European Commission
, European Parliament
and EU member states
in taking effective and timely risk management
decisions that ensure the protection of the health
of the European consumers
and the safety of the food and feed chain.
The Authority communicates to the public in an open and transparent way on all matters within its remit.
EFSA was set up in January 2002 and it is based in Parma
EFSA is composed of four bodies:
The Management Board
sets the budget, approves the annual work programme and is responsible for ensuring that EFSA co-operates successfully with partner organisations across the EU and beyond.The Executive Director is the legal representative of the Authority. The Executive Director is responsible for operational matters, staffing issues and drawing up the annual programme in consultation with the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.
The Executive Director
is assisted by an Advisory Forum
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