Science protecting consumers from field to fork
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides impartial, high-calibre scientific advice to help inform decisions of policy makers about food-related risks. This is a crucial part of an institutional framework in the European Union (EU) that ensures the safety of consumers, as well as animals and the environment from any risks associated with the food chain. EFSA’s key activity is scientific risk assessment, a specialised field of applied science that involves reviewing scientific data and studies in order to evaluate risks associated with certain hazards. The Authority also has an... important role in communicating its advice to its principal partners, stakeholders and the public at large in a timely, clear and meaningful way, helping to bridge the gap between science and the consumer.
- Corporate author(s): European Food Safety Authority (EU body or agency) Themes: Activities of the institutions and bodies , Food technology and food safety
- Subject: consumer information , consumer protection , European Food Safety Authority , food inspection , food safety , food technology