European Food Safety Authority

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name European Food Safety Authority
Abbreviated name EFSA
Owner/Developer European Union
Abbreviated owner EU
Country Italy
Languages English, French, German, Italian
Description EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States. EFSA aims to provide high-quality scientific advice based on the expertise of its network of scientists and staff and the quality of its science-based information and methodologies, which are grounded in internationally recognised standards. As the risk assessor, EFSA produces scientific opinions and advice that form the basis for European policies and legislation. Our remit covers: Food and feed safety, Nutrition, Animal health and welfare, Plant protection and Plant health.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Regulators, Policy-makers, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Animal welfare, Toxicological and safety evaluation, Documentation and information, Regulatory testing
Legislative framework Food and feed legislation