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    EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States. It was set up in 2002 following a series of food crises in the late 1990s to be a source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. The agency was legally established by the EU under the General Food Law - Regulation 178/2002.

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    EFSA receives requests for opinions mainly from the European Commission and occasionally from the European Parliament. Member States can also request opinions. The request outlines what is being asked of EFSA: the issue, the terms of reference, the timeframe etc. Upon receipt of a request EFSA...read more

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It is seated in Stockholm, Sweden. According to the Article 3 of the Founding Regulation, ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases. In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems.

    Solna, Sweden
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    Residues of some chemicals are unintentionally present in some foods as a result of food production, e.g. spraying of crops with pesticides, use of veterinary medicines for food-producing animals. EFSA publishes an annual report on pesticide residues in the EU based on monitoring information...read more

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    EFSA gathers data on food additives through continuous collections and/or calls for particular assessments. Aggregated statistics on data analysed in European countries and transmitted to EFSA through continuous calls for data are available here. Three interactive presentations have been created...read more

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    EFSA analyses data on zoonotic diseases (infections and diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans), antimicrobial resistance and food-borne outbreaks across the EU. Data are submitted annually by Member States, in compliance with EU regulation. EFSA publishes, in collaboration...read more

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database contains data on food consumption habits and patterns across the EU. It provides detailed information for a number of European countries in refined food categories and specific population groups. Statistics from the database enable quick...read more

    Parma, Italy
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The agriculture and food processing sector (agri-food) is facing sustainability challenges of growing complexity, from consumer expectations to concerns over food security, right through to environmental regulations. In such a context, innovation is becoming a decisive factor of competitiveness for companies in this field.

    France
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The agriculture and food processing sector (agri-food) is facing sustainability challenges of growing complexity, from consumer expectations to concerns over food security, right through to environmental regulations. In such a context, innovation is becoming a decisive factor of competitiveness for companies in this field.

    France
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The main objective of ENPADASI project is to deliver an open access research infrastructure that will contain data from a wide variety of nutritional studies, ranging from mechanistic/interventions to epidemiological studies including a multitude of phenotypic outcomes that will facilitate combined analyses in the future.

    Netherlands
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    The main objective of ENPADASI project is to deliver an open access research infrastructure that will contain data from a wide variety of nutritional studies, ranging from mechanistic/interventions to epidemiological studies including a multitude of phenotypic outcomes that will facilitate combined analyses in the future.

    Netherlands
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    SUSFANS’ overall objective is to build the conceptual framework, the evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health in the EU, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global food and nutrition security.

    Netherlands
    • Food safety and Human nutrition

    SUSFANS’ overall objective is to build the conceptual framework, the evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health in the EU, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global food and nutrition security.

    Netherlands
    • Food safety and Human nutrition