World Food Forum
14
JUL
2015

Emilia-Romagna General Assembly: Bernhard Url, the role of the European Food Safety Authority
14 july 2015

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AssembleaRegionaleBologna July 14, 2015 – Bernhard Url, EFSA Executive Director, for the first time in a European regional Assembly to present the role of the European Food Safety Authority.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

EFSA was 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

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/

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