Food Chain Funding

Food Chain Funding

Financial Framework Regulation (EU) No 652/2014

Protecting the health of humans, animals and plants at every stage of the food production process is a key public health and economic priority for the European Union. In the last 10 years, the EU has spent € 3.3 billion on its food safety policy, including € 2.2 billion on specific programmes.

Continuing this approach, the main objective of the Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 (for Food chain, animal and plant health expenditures) is to contribute to a high level of health for humans, animals and plants, while protecting consumers and the environment, and creating one single, clear and modern financial framework for animal health, animal welfare, plant health and official controls.

Specific information for each category of measure:

Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 fixes the maximum budget for 2014-2020 and the rules for the implementation of this budget.


Overall budget 2014/2020 = Maximum ceiling for the 7 year period: EUR 1.891,936 million, funded through grant for programmes, contracts and voluntary payments to international organisations, active in the food safety area.

FOOD AND FEED EXPENDITURE - FORECAST BUDGET 2014 - 2020 (in current prices)
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 TOTAL 2014-2020
Million € 253.39 258.53 264.07 270.23 276.69 282.69 286.33 1891.936


Budget allocation / measure:

Contributing to a higher animal health status and high level of protection of animals in the Union 1224,5
Contributing to timely Commitments detection of harmful organisms for plants and their eradication 132
Contributing to improve Commitments the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of controls 376,74
Emergency measures related to animal and plant health 140
Support expenditure in the field of food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health 18,69
Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – Contribution in the field of food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health


Direct beneficiaries for funding:

  • competent authorities in the field of animal health, animal welfare, plant health and official controls in all EU Member States;
  • international organisations active in the areas covered by the financial framework.

Indirect beneficiaries:

All EU citizens, through access to a high level of food safety, increased choice and more competitive prices.

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