FAQs are designed to assist non-technical readers, including journalists, providing easy-to-read content on areas of activity that fall under EFSA's remit. They normally cover topics of particular public interest.

They address different types of risk issues which EFSA deals with, they illustrate EFSA's work in these fields, and they explain how EU risk managers act on EFSA’s scientific advice. The FAQs also provide the wider context, including the EU regulatory framework and an overview of all the other actors involved.