Expert Groups and Working Groups

Expert Groups and Working Groups

Official Controls Expert Group

The Official Controls Expert Group (E00911) aims to ensure informed dialogue between the EU countries' competent authorities and the Commission. Its mission is to discuss and potentially agree on issues related to the implementation and enforcement of Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 and the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

The Expert Group will also be involved in the development of tertiary legislation based on the empowerments provided by Regulation (EU) 2017/625.

The group meetings provide a platform to:

  • exchange views;
  • clarify Commission’s positions;
  • provide advice and guidance;
  • identify areas in which action is needed to ensure proper and coherent enforcement of EU legislation across the EU countries.

The expert group, established in 2010, is composed of:

  1. the EU countries (Members)
  2. Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Network of the Heads of Food Agencies (Observers).

Agendas and documents

22 October 2018: Entry into the EU

11 October 2018: Entry into the EU

10 September 2018: Entry into the EU

10 July 2018: Entry into the EU

20 June 2018: Entry into the EU

27 April 2018: Entry into the EU

27 February 2018: Entry into the EU

2017

2013-2016

Food Fraud Group

In 2013 a special formation of the expert group was created gathering representatives in charge of "food fraud" issues.

Agendas and documents

7 December 2015

26 May 2015

22 September 2014

30 April 2014

8 November 2013

8 July 2013

669/2009 Working Group

Following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 on the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin, this group was created in order to:

  • prepare the quarterly revisions of the list of products of non-animal origin that are subject to increased import controls;
  • discuss issues related to the implementation of the Regulation.

The group is composed of national experts and meets 3-4 times per year.