To make Europe a healthier, safer place, where citizens can be confident that their interests are protected. A zero-risk society may not be possible but we are doing as much as we can to reduce and manage risks for our citizens.
We aim to
- protect and improve public health
- ensure Europe's food is safe and wholesome
- protect the health and welfare of farm animals
- protect the health of crops and forests
What we do
We will achieve our goals by monitoring, listening to your concerns and taking action.
Once the EU has passed laws on food and product safety, consumer rights or public health, it is up to national, regional and local governments to apply those laws. They have to ensure traders, manufacturers and food producers stick to the rules. Part of our job is to check that this is really happening.
When we make policies, we want to hear from all interested parties through consultation. We consider the related EU policies on trade, competitiveness and the environment for example, and the concerns of our stakeholders.
Where EU action is needed, we propose laws and support projects. We also support national or regional authorities in areas where they are better placed to act.