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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.

Positions for seconded National Experts in EFSA (all units)

EFSA is looking for Seconded National Experts (SNE) to join EFSA in Parma, Italy. 

As an SNE in EFSA you will be actively involved in EFSA's activities and be part of an enthusiastic and multicultural team. Depending on your expertise and the Unit to which you will be assigned to you may support the work of a Scientific Panel or a network of Member State Representatives, perform data collection, data analysis and risk assessment, be involved in communication and external/internal relations activities and provide assistance to business support activities.

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.