Hellenic Food Authority, Greece

The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET), founded in 1999, is a Governmental Organization supervised by the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food. Its principal aim is to take all the necessary actions to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed in Greece meets the standards of food safety and hygiene as described by the national and European legislation. The main functions of EFET are:
•    Coordination of the food control local authorities and improvement of their effectiveness
•    Preparation and implementation of multi- annual control national plans
•    Setting food standards based on sound science and risk assessment
•    Promotion of best practice within the food industry
•    Maintenance of records of food enterprises
•    Design of research programs in the field of food safety and nutrition
•    Identification of emerging risks
•    Rapid and effective reaction to food crises
•    Development and implementation of training programs for both the Authority's and the local authorities' control staff
•    Provision of rapid access to information about food safety and nutrition issues to consumers
The Hellenic Food Authority also acts as the national contact point of the European Union for the management of the Rapid Alert System of Food (RASFF) and for the Codex Alimentarius as well as the local point of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Contact Person: Angelos Vakalopoulos