About work programmes
DG Health and Food Safety develops and publishes an annual work programme. Work priorities are identified following a careful process, based on legal obligations, risk posted in the sectors concerned and the Commission´s political priorities and in particular the Farm to Fork Strategy. As there may be changes to the programme due to availability of resources, changes in risk or emerging issues, an update of the programme is usually presented in June.
This document sets out the work programme of the European Commission's Directorate for Health and food audits and analysis for 2021. It contains the details of controls planned in 2021 in the areas of food and feed safety, food quality, animal health, animal welfare, plant health and some areas of human health. It also presents other activities planned in 2021. These include development work to contribute to progress towards the pesticide reduction targets of the Farm to Fork Strategy. The document also provides information on the priorities for Commission controls in 2021-2025 which sets the framework for each annual work programme.