Food plays a central role in people's lives.  Eating healthy products and safely enjoying one's meal are only possible due to the support of food inspection bodies. Food chain safety starts with  risk assessment.

Central to the European system, the  EFSA needs to cooperate closely with partners in order to carry out its assigned tasks.

Cooperating, whether with Member States, scientific institutes or individual experts, has become more and more essential over the last years as the workload has increased.

Different kind of cooperation are possible:

  1. As a Member State
  2. As a scientific institution
  3. As an expert