Welcome to the food
safety site, which is part of the overall DG
Health and Consumer Protection site.
The central goal of the
European Commission's food safety policy is to
ensure a high level of protection of human health
and consumers' interests in relation to food,
taking into account diversity, including
traditional products, whilst ensuring the
effective functioning of the internal market.
The Commission's guiding
principle, primarily set out in its
White Paper on
Food Safety, is to apply an integrated
approach from farm to table covering all sectors
of the food chain, including feed production,
primary production, food processing, storage,
transport and retail sale.