The Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health advises the European Commission on food safety policy, and specifically on issues related to food and feed safety, food and feed labelling and presentation, human nutrition in relation to food legislation, animal health and welfare, and plant health etc.
Currently, the Advisory Group brings together 36 key stakeholder organisations representing farmers, the food industry, retailers, consumer organisations and others, out of a possible 45.
The Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest in membership to fill the empty slots (limited to a maximum of 9), in particular to include any unrepresented sectors. Current member organisations of the Advisory Group need not reapply.
The Advisory Group meets in plenary sessions at least twice a year to discuss policy issues of general interest to all 36 members or in Working Groups that examine technical questions in greater detail.
To see the EC Decision, list of members and rules for procedure, click here.
Application and closing date
Interested European-level organisations are requested to complete the application form and send it by 30 September 2010 to: SANCO-ADVISORY-GROUP-03-CALL@ec.europa.eu.
Applicants should motivate their application and state how they fulfil the criteria in Article 3 (1) of the EC Decision. The application must be complete and signed by a senior office holder.
Only applications that comply with the above requirements will be considered.
Supporting documents must be submitted later, if requested.
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