EU Food Legislation

EU Food Legislation

Where can I find information on EU food safety legislation?

EFSA is not responsible for food safety legislation nor for its enforcement. The European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the national authorities in each Member State are responsible for decisions on EU food safety legislation. EFSA’s role as the risk assessor is to provide independent scientific advice on risks linked to food and feed safety to help EU risk managers make their final decisions.

For information about EU legislation regarding food safety please refer to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO):

For questions related to the environment you may wish to contact the Directorate-General (DG) for the Environment or consult the Europa website for more general questions.

Alternatively, you can contact the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament.

All legal texts and the Official Journal of the European Union are available in the EUR-LEX database.