EFSA holds ‘productive’ talks with French delegation

Visit of delegation of French ministers, members of the Assemblée nationale and diplomats, Parma, 16 March 2018

EFSA welcomed a delegation of French ministers, members of the Assemblée nationale and diplomats to Parma on March 16.

The meeting represented an important opportunity to discuss in detail the nature of EFSA’s work and its role in the EU's food safety system. EFSA had a constructive exchange of views with the French delegation on how best to strengthen food safety in Europe.

Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director, said: “The EU’s food safety system is the most developed in the world, providing strong protection for consumers and we are always looking for ways to improve it.

“It’s been a pleasure to welcome Nathalie Loiseau [French Minister of State for European Affairs], and Brune Poirson [Minister of State attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition]. We had an open and productive discussion about how we at EFSA can support in a collaborative way EU Member State efforts in strengthening the system and addressing citizens’ concerns.”

The ministers were accompanied by Cyrille Rogeau, French General Consul of Milan; members of the French Parliament Sabine Thillaye, Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade and Elisabeth Toutut-Picard.

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