European Union bodies
European Food Safetuy Authority (EFSA)
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)
EPPO is an intergovernmental organization responsible for European cooperation in plant health. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 50 members, covering almost all countries of the European and Mediterranean region. Its objectives are to protect plants, to develop international strategies against the introduction and spread of dangerous pests and to promote safe and effective control methods. As a Regional Plant Protection Organization, EPPO also participates in global discussions on plant health organized by FAO and the IPPC Secretariat. Finally, EPPO has produced a large number of standards and publications on plant pests, phytosanitary regulations, and plant protection products.
For a link to the registered plant protection products and their uses in Europe, click http://www.eppo.org/PPPRODUCTS/information/information_ppp.htm
On a global level, the following links might be of interest:
- a)The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations aims at achieving food security for all.
FAO code of conduct : ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0220e/a0220e00.pdf
- b)The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations