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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland represents Ireland on food safety issues in Europe.

⚠ Tá leagan Gaeilge den leathanach seo ar fáil anseo.

The Authority has regular contact with the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The FSAI consults on and assists in the development of well founded and effective European food law, taking into account the principles of better regulation.

European and national level activities are co-ordinated by EFSA by means of close co-operation through EFSA’s Advisory Forum, National Focal Point and Scientific Committees, Panels and Networks. This structure allows Member States and EFSA to work together to exchange scientific information and data, co-ordinate work programmes, pool resources and co-operate on joint projects. 

EFSA’s Grants

EFSA regularly awards grants or subsidies for projects and activities that contribute to EFSA’s mission in the areas of data collection, preparatory work for scientific opinions, other scientific and technical assistance. Further information on EFSA Grants and EFSA Procurement.

Public Consultations

EFSA launched Public Consultations on three NDA Panel Draft Guidance Documents. Alongside the public consultation on the draft updated novel foods guidance, EFSA is also hosting a webinar open to all interested stakeholders.

Public Consultation on the Draft guidance on the scientific requirements for an authorisation of a novel food in the context of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Public Consultation on the Draft guidance on the scientific requirements for a notification and application for authorisation of traditional foods from third countries in the context of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

Public Consultation on the Draft guidance on scientific principles and data requirements for the safety and relative bioavailability assessment of substances proposed as new micronutrient sources.

Stakeholder webinar on the Novel Food guidance documents  Deadline for registration: 19 March 2024

BfR World Food Safety Almanac

The online BfR World Food Safety Almanac provides an overview of the administrative structures of various countries in food and feed safety. It is well structured database that enables effective collaboration between organisations working in the field of food safety. Currently, there are profiles from 37 countries in the online World Food Safety Almanac.

EFSA’s training course on “In silico models and other relevant modelling approaches

This eLearning course will introduce the main principles of different structure based in-silico approaches for estimation of mainly human health toxicological endpoints. The training is composed by 4 modules for a total duration of 6 hours. Each module consists of one registered presentation and several quizzes. In addition, participants will be supported through online webinars to perform the tests.
E-learning modules available from March 15 to May 15 2024.
All information are available hereRegister here by 29 February

Career Opportunities in EFSA!

EFSA is looking for talented candidates to fill the currently open staff positions

Events and Hospitality coordinator (ref: EFSA/X/AD/2024/01)
Deadline: 22 February 2024 

Budget Officer (ref: EFSA/X/AD/2024/02)
Deadline: 28 February 2024 

Communication Officer (ref: EFSA/F/4/2024/01)
Deadline: 4 March 2024 

EFSA newsletters

EFSA highlights is a free weekly e-newsletter featuring what’s new on the EFSA website.

EFSA's Understanding Science Video Clips

Understanding Science is EFSA’s scientific white board video series in which EFSA staff explain scientific concepts.