About BTSF


Better Training for Safer Food is a Commission initiative aimed at organising a Community (EU) training strategy in the areas of food law, feed law, animal health and animal welfare rules, as well as plan thealth rules.

The main objectives are:

o    Ensuring and maintaining a high level of consumer protection and of animal health, animal welfare and plant health;
o    Promoting a harmonised approach to the operation of Community and national control systems;
o    Creating an equal level playing field for all food businesses;
o    Enhancing trade of safe food;
o    Ensuring fair trade with third countries and in particular developing countries.

Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
Chafea officially started its activities on 1 January 2014 in order to implement the mandate previously set for the Health and Consumers Executive Agency.

The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency - Chafea is the successor of the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (formerly the Public Health Executive Agency) was created on 1 January 2005.
In 2013, the Agency's mandate was prolonged till 2024 and expanded to include actions in the field of health, consumer protection and food safety. In 2016 the mandate was enlarged to manage the reformed EU agricultural products information and promotion.

Currently Chafea implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme, Better Training for Safer Food initiative (BTSF) and the Promotion of Agriculture Products Programme.

The Agency provides a professional service in performing the tasks and activities entrusted to it by the European Commission, and it works closely with the Health and Consumers Directorate General.

The Chafea manages relations with some 2200 beneficiaries involved in close to 200 projects in the field of health; it has about 50 staff members with an administrative annual budget of 6.7 million euro (year 2010).

The Chafea is based in Luxembourg.