Section Animal Health and Welfare
Attendance by invitation only.
The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF Committee) plays a key role in ensuring that Union measures on food and feed safety, animal health & welfare as well as plant health are practical and effective. It delivers opinions on draft measures that the Commission intends to adopt. The PAFF Committee is composed by representatives of all EU countries and presided by a European Commission representative.
The PAFF Committee's mandate covers the entire food supply chain -from animal health issues on the farm to the product on the consumer's table - helping the EU deal effectively with health risks at every stage of the production chain.
Animal Health and Welfare is one of the 14 sections of the PAFF Committee. In this meeting, the EU animal welfare reference centre focussing on the welfare of pigs (EURCAW-Pigs) will present itself including its work programme and targets.