The European Food Information Council, EUFIC
The European Food Information Council, EUFIC, is a non-profit organization
that provides information on food and food-related topics to the media,
health and nutrition professionals. EUFIC publishes a regular newsletter,
FOOD TODAY, on subjects of current interest. It maintains relations with a
network of independent scientific experts, food specialists, educators,
government agencies and consumer organizations.
For more information visit: http://www.eufic.org
International Food Information Council.
IFIC is primarily a U.S. communications organization. It is recognized
globally for food and health issues and participates in an informal network
of independent food information organizations in Europe, Asia, Australia,
New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Latin America.
IFIC's main purpose is to bridge the gap between science and communications
by collecting and disseminating scientific information on food safety,
nutrition and health
and translate research into understandable and useful
For more information visit: http://www.ific.org/
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is a European Union (EU) risk
assessment agency regarding food and feed safety. EFSA provides independent
scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks. It
is a separate legal entity, independent from the other EU institutions.
It was set up in Brussels in 2002. EFSA's risk assessments provide risk
managers (consisting of EU institutions with political accountability, i.e.
European Commission, European Parliament and Council) with a sound
scientific basis for defining policy driven legislative or regulatory
measures required to ensure a high level of consumer protection with regards
to food safety.
For more information visit: http://www.efsa.eu.int/
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
The evaluation of food additives at the international level was initiated
as a result of a Joint FAO/WHO Conference on Food Additives held in Geneva
in 1955. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is an
international scientific committee administered jointly by the Food and
Agriculture (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Its initial
purpose was to evaluate the safety of food additives. The scope now includes
the evaluation of contaminants, naturally occurring toxicants and residues
of veterinary drugs in food.
For more information visit: http://www.fao.org/es/esn/jecfa/index_en.stm