Welcome to the SafeConsumE policy survey

Recent analyses by the WHO estimate that bacteria, parasites, toxins and allergens in food account for 23 million cases of illness and 5000 deaths in Europe per year. Hence, there is a need for new strategies to help consumers mitigate risk. Food safety authorities play a crucial role in this: they have a high reach, and through adequate risk communication they can affect how consumers behave.

The aim of this survey is to identify policies and best practices among the food safety authorities in Europe. Our research is supported by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. More information about the SafeConsume project can be found on safeconsume.eu.

The survey covers different areas in the responsibility of food safety authorities (including risk communication, risk assessment and risk management). Potentially, it may require input from several experts within your institution. We would like to ask you personally to provide as much input as possible.

The sections that cannot be filled out by you personally can be transferred to another expert within your institution. We would be grateful if you could forward the survey link to the right persons in your institution. After all data are collected, we will integrate the answers from the different experts in your institution to obtain an overall picture.

It takes approximately 40-50 minutes to complete this survey. By participating, you will contribute to the development of a new policy model that will help European food safety authorities in their future work. The results will inform policy initiatives by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante). We will also be happy to provide the report with the aggregated results to you if you are interested.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can withdraw at any time. You are free to skip any question that you feel unable to answer. We do not collect any personal information. Your answers are anonymous.

If you would like further information regarding the project or the questionnaire, you are welcome to contact Joachim Scholderer (joachim.scholderer@uzh.ch), Teresa Mylord (teresa.mylord@bfr.bund.de) or Gyula Kasza (kaszagy@nebih.gov.hu).

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