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Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health

The Advisory Group ensures that the Commission's policies on food and feed safety take account of the opinions and needs of consumers, farmers, the food industry and retailers.

It provides the European Commission with views on:

  • labelling and presentation of food and feed
  • food and feed safety
  • human nutrition in relation to food legislation
  • animal health and welfare and plant health .


  • Discussion of general policy issues at twice-yearly plenary sessions
  • Consideration of more technical issues in ad-hocworking groups, to which representatives of non-member organisations may also be invited.



45 stakeholder organisations representing farmers, the food industry, retailers and consumer organisations


Statutes and procedures


Agendas and minutes



Working Groups