Health & Consumer Voice - December - 2012 Edition
The European Food Safety Authority celebrated its 10th anniversary on 13 November with a high level conference at its headquarters in Parma, Italy. The event – “Ready for the challenges of tomorrow” – attracted experts in food safety from across the world.
EFSA was set up in 2002 in the wake of various food-related crises, including salmonella and BSE, or “mad cow disease”. Its role is to provide independent scientific advice and technical support for EU policy in all areas that have a direct or indirect impact on food and feed safety. It also plays an important role in communicating food safety information and risks associated with the food chain.
EFSA has made a significant contribution to EU progress in crucial food safety areas, including: