EFSA debuts at CIBUS and introduces itself to the people of Parma
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will be in Parma from the 6 to 10 May to take part in one of the biggest food fairs in the world – CIBUS 2004. With 2,400 exhibitors and thousand of visitors expected for the exhibition, EFSA looks forward to the opportunity for direct interaction and dialogue with stakeholders from every stage of the food chain when they visit the EFSA stand in Pavilion 8.
The advance presence of EFSA in Parma is also a good opportunity for the Authority to begin to forge friendships with its new neighbours in the city. With the signing of the Seat Agreement between EFSA and the Italian Government on 27 April in Parma, preparations for a permanent move are expected to move ahead swiftly. This city, at the heart of the Italian food region, is well known for the excellence of its food tradition. Parma has extended a warm welcome to EFSA, while its residents already take a local and professional interest in EFSA’s work.
Working with national authorities and in consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA is the keystone of the European risk assessment network. It serves the people of Europe by providing independent and objective scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
Journalists are invited to visit EFSA’s stand in Pavilion 8 from 3.00 to 4.00 on 6 May where EFSA’s Executive Director Geoffrey Podger, Communications Director Anne-Laure Gassin and other members of the team will be available for interview as well as for broader discussion on EFSA’s scientific initiatives to date and on its plans for the future.