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



Webinar: How to prepare dossiers to support demands for import of high-risk plants and plant products

We would like to inform you that EFSA is organising a Webinar on “How to prepare dossiers to support demands for import of high-risk plants and plant products” that will take place on 12 February 2019.The webinar aims to assist NPPOs from third countries with the preparation and submission of dossiers. For additional information on this event, please visit the EFSA’s website here

Call for Proposals: Selection of hosting sites for EFSA’s European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship (EU-FORA) Programme 

Deadline: 31 January 2019

This Call for Proposals aims at identifying organisations that would like to host an EU-FORA Fellow for one year. The EU-FORA Fellowship Programme focuses on fields relevant to food safety, e.g.: molecular biology, biology, microbiology, veterinary/human medicine, agronomy/agricultural science, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, food technology and toxicology.

You can find more information about the main and specific objectives in the call documents and related information about the Programme at its dedicated webpage here

Would you like to know more about the Knowledge Junction?  

The Knowledge Junction is a curated, open repository for the exchange of evidence and supporting materials used in food and feed safety risk assessments. It is an extremely useful tool for scientific research and for highlighting an organisations scientific outputs.
If you would like to learn more about the Knowledge Junction please contact us at and we can arrange to provide more information and training as required to you and your researchers.


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