Those are the questions to which every EU consumer has a right to receive a clear and honest answer supported by proper and reputable research. Unfortunately, the level of information the average consumer receives on food labelling often insufficiently details the nature of the product’s contents and the potential risks associated with its consumption. Consumers should however be confident that what they are buying is safe, they have to know exactly what the food products contain.

These important peculiarities in the EU food safety system all underline the need for an independent organisation working to ensure that consumers’ health and concerns stay at the core of EU food legislation. For all these reasons, in January 2015, the association “SAFE – Safe Food Advocacy Europe” was founded in Brussels. On SAFE’s website you will find out more about our mission and priorities, activities, Members and latest news.

Click here to read the Statutes of SAFE (in French).

[1] Read here an interesting article in “The Guardian” about the armada of lobbyists in Brussels and their influencing power.