EFSA: Committed since 2002 to ensuring that Europe’s food is safe
In the spotlight
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the General Food Law and the establishment of EFSA. To recognise this milestone, EFSA held a joint conference with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) to review EFSA’s main achievements over the past 10 years and to anticipate the future challenges that the organisation will face. The conference provided an important platform to complete EFSA’s vision of its operating context and identify concrete actions to be reflected in the final strategic recommendations of EFSA’s Management Board. EFSA together with its partners and colleagues in other institutions and organisations sought to map out a vision for the Authority’s future.
EFSA has been the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety since 2002. Throughout its 10th anniversary year, EFSA will be highlighting the contribution its scientific work has made to the protection of European consumers. During the anniversary, the Authority will also be looking to the future. The world has changed since EFSA was set up. In the second decade of the 21st century new trends and emerging issues are affecting the nature and volume of the Authority’s work, with increased focus on multidisciplinary scientific advice, development of new risk assessment methodologies and further national and international cooperation.
To mark the occasion of its 10th anniversary, EFSA has developed this dedicated section on its website. This section will be updated throughout the year and we suggest that you return regularly to get the most up-to-date information. You can also follow our anniversary year on Twitter @efsa_eu.
EFSA’s work in the past 10 years
- A decade of achievements
During the anniversary year, EFSA will organise different events for key partners and stakeholders as well as together with EU Member States. The main anniversary event will be a scientific conference organised in November in Parma, Italy. The conference, which is expected to bring together over 500 scientific experts and other interested parties, will focus on key aspects of EFSA’s new Science Strategy. Further information about this and other events will be regularly updated.