"The Health and Consumers DG (formally known as Health and Consumer Protection
DG) is one of 36 Directorates-General (DGs) and specialised services which make
up the European Commission."
The mission statement of the Health and Consumers DG is: "to promote a better
quality of life by ensuring a high level of protection of consumers' health,
safety and economic interests as well as of public health"
"This overall goal is addressed through legislative and non-legislative
actions in three inter-related policy areas: 1. Consumer policy (...), 2. Public
Health (...), 3. Food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health