Food

Advisory Group - Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health

Advisory Group - Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health

Commission Decision on members of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health, adopted on 14 July

Commission has adopted Decision revising the membership of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health (Advisory Group).

The Advisory Group (set up by Decision 2004/613/EC) gives stakeholders' views to DG SANTE 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 matters related to plant health. In addition, the Commission consults the group on any measures which the Commission takes or proposes in these fields.

Decision with the list of newly appointed members is available here:

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 .

Activities

  • 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.

Membership

45 stakeholder organisations representing farmers, the food industry, retailers and consumer organisations

Statutes and procedures

Agendas and minutes

Plenaries

Working Groups