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Advisory Group - Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health

Call for applications for membership of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health

The Commission is calling for applications with a view to revising the membership of the group, in compliance with the requirements set up by the revised horizontal rules for Commission Expert Groups.

Interested organisations operating at EU-level are invited to apply by 31 January 2017 at the latest.

All relevant information and application documents are available in the Register of Commission expert groups.

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