European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Members & working groups

The Panel brings together highly qualified risk assessment experts from a number of European nationalities with expertise in a range of relevant fields. It is currently chaired by Prof. John Collins.

Panel members are appointed by the EFSA Management Board for three years renewable. Appointments are made on the basis of proven scientific excellence following an open call for applications and a rigorous selection procedure. The Panel regularly sets up Working Groups involving external scientists with relevant expertise to deal with specific matters and to help produce scientific opinions. All experts working for EFSA sign a Declaration of Interests to safeguard EFSA’s commitment to independence.