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These are the Authorities with which we work on a regular basis. Members work with their national authorities supporting our overall objectives. Please note that although we try to keep these up to date we have no control over changes in names or links.

EU

EU Commission DGSANTE

The EU integrated approach to food safety aims to assure a high level of food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health within the European Union through coherent farm-to-table measures and adequate monitoring, while ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market.

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain.

Codex

Codex Alimentarius Commission

The Codex Alimentarius or “Food Code” was established by FAO and the World Health Organization in 1963 to develop harmonised international food standards, which protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade.

WHO

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

WHO began on 7 April 1948 – a date now celebrated every year as World Health Day. Now more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.

The service seeks out news stories and data of value to decision-makers in food and beverage development in Europe.

DEFRA

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

CFSAN US FDA

Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN)

FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

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