Direkt zum Inhalt

The European Food Safety Authority at a glance

2012 edition - Updated: 19 June 2012

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was formally set up in January 2002, following a series of food crises in the late 1990s, as an independent source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. EFSA was created as part of a comprehensive programme to improve EU food safety, ensure a high level of consumer protection and restore and maintain confidence in the EU food supply.