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Record ID
Date of creation
2008-01-18 13:36 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-11-30 17:04 UTC (johanne.huppe@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-11-30 17:05 UTC (johanne.huppe@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Largo N. Palli 5/A
Italy, I-43100
Phone:+39 0521 036111
Fax:+39 0521 036110
Url:EFSA website
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Intergovernmental organization (IGO)
Thematic areas
Biotechnology, trade and the environment
Risk assessment and risk management
Organization’s profile
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in January 2002, following a series of food crises in the late 1990s, as an independent source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. EFSA was created as part of a comprehensive programme to improve EU food safety, ensure a high level of consumer protection and restore and maintain confidence in the EU food supply.
Additional Information
Additional Information
In the European food safety system, risk assessment is done independently from risk management. As the risk assessor, EFSA produces scientific opinions and advice to provide a sound foundation for European policies and legislation and to support the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States in taking effective and timely risk management decisions.

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