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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 Consultation on EFSA's draft opinion on inorganic arsenic in food

EFSA launched a public consultation on its draft opinion on inorganic arsenic in food. The findings of the draft opinion confirm the outcome of EFSA’s previous assessment of 2009: consumer exposure to inorganic arsenic in food raises a health concern.

EFSA, European Commission and EU Member States launch #PlantHealth4Life campaign

EFSA, the European Commission (EC) and their partners in Member States of the European Union (EU) have launched the #PlantHealth4Life campaign. The campaign promotes awareness of plant health and its link with our everyday life.

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.

Positions for seconded National Experts in EFSA

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.