EFSA’s mission is clear. We contribute to the safety of the EU food chain by providing scientific advice to risk managers, by communicating on risks to the public, and by cooperating with Member States and other parties to deliver a coherent, trusted food safety system in the EU. This mission has been a constant since EFSA was born in 2002. But the environment within which we operate is changing rapidly and, in some respects, dramatically. This presents new challenges for EFSA in terms of the risks that we need to address and how we operate.