The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency was created on 1 January 2005 (formerly named PHEA between 2005 to 2008 and EAHC between 2008 to 2014).
In 2013, the Agency's mandate was prolonged till 2024 and expanded to include actions in the field of health, consumer protection and food safety. In 2016 the mandate was enlarged to manage the reformed EU agricultural products information and promotion.
The Agency provides a professional service in performing the tasks and activities entrusted to it by the European Commission and works closely with the DG Health and Food Safety, DG Justice and Consumers and DG Agriculture and Rural Development.
Chafea is based in Luxembourg.