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European Union
Codex Contact Point
European Union Codex Contact Point Directorate-General Health and Food Safety Rue Froissart 101, 02/50, B -1049 Brussels, Belgium Tel: ++32-2-295 79 08
E-mail: sante-codex@ec.europa.eu
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/international_affairs/standard_setting_bodies/
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
European Union
Mandate/competence
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
not applicable
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
European Union Member States, European Food Safety Authority, European Medicines Agency, European Union Reference Laboratories, EU joint research centers

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
European Food Safety Authority, European Medicines Agency, European Union Reference Laboratories, EU joint research centers
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
https://www.efsa.europa.eu/
Official Laboratory
European Union Reference Laboratories
Official Competence

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed