JRC, EFSA Sign Food, Feed Safety Agreement

Source of Article:  http://www.foodproductdesign.com/hotnews/jrc--efsa-sign-cooperative-food--feed-safety-.html

11/13/2008

BRUSSELS—A cooperation agreement between European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), signed Nov. 10, will advance scientific cooperation and the development of international standards in the fields of food and feed safety.

EFSA's Executive Director, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, said, “EFSA is delighted to strengthen its cooperation with the JRC in areas such as GMOs, BSE, the effects of climate change on food safety and feed additives. The scientific research and related technological expertise of the JRC and its institutes play an important role in the European food safety system. Our increased co-operation will help keep EFSA’s work at the forefront of scientific knowledge and expertise.”

The Joint Research Centre's Director-General Roland Schenkel added. “"In a short period of time, EFSA and its partners have put in place a comprehensive program to improve EU food safety and ensure a high level of consumer protection. This is essential to maintain confidence in the EU food supply. The JRC is committed to working with EFSA to provide essential scientific data to contribute to informed and responsible policy decisions in industry as well as in government.”

Sources:

·                                 European Food Safety Authority: New Co-operation Agreement Signed: Between the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

 

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