Food safety – a shared and rewarding mission
Ensuring food safety from farm to fork is our mission. We contribute to protecting human life and health, taking account of animal health and welfare, plant health and the environment. But we don’t do this alone. Food needs people working together.
Our risk assessments are done mostly in response to requests from the European Commission, the European Parliament or EU Member States. We consult closely with our partners at national and international levels. Our risk assessments are conducted in an impartial and transparent way, building on the latest scientific advances and using high-quality data. EU citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries of our work: we engage with them and our stakeholders through a multitude of platforms and fora.
Guided by values and purpose
What we offer
At EFSA you will work in a diverse and international environment, with colleagues who have a strong shared purpose – to ensure the food of European citizens is safe. Working at our headquarters in Parma, you will benefit from many initiatives to support your health and wellbeing, and enjoy local life and cuisine.
EFSA at a glance
Trainees, Guest Scientists and Seconded National Experts
We are based in Parma, the home of food
EFSA’s headquarters are in the centre of Parma, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, which is also referred to as the ‘Food valley of Italy’. Parma is home to several protected geographical indications, among which the world-famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham.
We don’t only care for food safety but also grow our own fruit and vegetables.
If you want to get involved, our Garden Community is happy to welcome you for all kinds of activities: from gardening, watering, planting and mowing the grass to taking pictures, making videos and publishing stories about the garden to doing woodworks, creating garden signs or just hanging out in the garden.
No previous experience required!
Other clubs and communities: sports, choir & language exchanges
Volleyball, football, sailing and many more: we have clubs for different sport activities inside and outside EFSA.
If you like singing, you can also join our EFSA choir.
Last but not least, if you wish to improve your language skills, why not participate in one of the language exchanges offered by your colleagues?