What they do
Standing Committees deliver opinions that inform the Commission's work on measures that it is planning. Such measures relate to the implementation of legislation that is already adopted.
The Commission consults the relevant committee depending on the policy area: food & feed safety, animal health & welfare and plant health. Committee members are national experts who represent EU governments and public authorities.
Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed
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. For more information you should visit the Comitology Register.
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.
Calendar of Committee meetings
- Committee meetings 2024 [provisional, regularly updated]
- Committee meetings 2023 [provisional, regularly updated]
Sections of the PAFF committee
The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed is divided into 14 different sections. By clicking on the Committee name you will be redirected to a page where you can find agendas and short reports of the different sections:
- Animal Health and Welfare
Comitology register code: C20402
- Animal Nutrition
Comitology register code: C20403
- Biological Safety of the Food Chain
Comitology register code: C20404
- Controls and Import Conditions
Comitology register code: C20405
- Forest Reproductive Material
Comitology register code: C20414
- General Food Law
Comitology register code: C20406
- Genetically Modified Food and Feed and Environmental Risk
Comitology register code: C20409
- Novel Food and Toxicological Safety
Comitology register code: C20408
Comitology register codes: Legislation - C20407 and Pesticide residues - C20401
- Plant Health
Comitology register code: C20410
- Propagating Material and Plants of Fruit Genera and Species
Comitology register code: C20412
- Propagating Material of Ornamental Plants
Comitology register code: C20411
- Seeds and Propagating Material for Agriculture and Horticulture
Comitology register code: C20413
Comitology register code: C20415