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How to read
To see a country's organisational structure in the field of food and feed safety and to learn about the different institutions within its food and feed safety structure, go to Country profiles and select the country on the map or from the list of country names. Each country profile provides an overview of the country's public institutions in the area of food and feed safety.
Diagram of national institutions
Profiles begin with a simple diagram showing the hierarchy of the country's public institutions in the field of food and feed safety. Institutions are listed using their acronyms. Those at the central/national level are shown in blue boxes. Regional and local institutions are shown in turquoise boxes.
The legal basis for food and feed safety in the profiled country is briefly outlined.
Country profiles contain a short section for each national institution. These short sections include an overview box with the full name of the institution, its acronym and its activities within the area of food and feed safety. This overview box contains pictograms indicating the organisations's responsibilities and includes the location and website of the institution.
|German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
18 pictograms are used to illustrate institutions' areas of responsibility.
Regional and local institutions
One section of the country profile is devoted to institutions at the regional and local levels.
Institutions involved in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Network
Article 36 institutions are competent organisations designated by the EU Member States that can assist EFSA with its mission. Countries that belong to the EFSA network have a final section in the country profiles that lists all the Article 36 institutions in their country.
|Institutions involved in the EFSA network pursuant to Article 36 Reg. (EC) No 178/2002