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Financial Framework Regulation (EU) No 652/2014

Protecting the health of humans, animals and plants at every stage of the food production process is a key public health and economic priority for the European Union. In the last 10 years, the EU has spent € 3.3 billion on its food safety policy, including € 2.2 billion on specific programmes.

Continuing this approach, the main objective of the Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 (for Food chain, animal and plant health expenditures) is to contribute to a high level of health for humans, animals and plants, while protecting consumers and the environment, and creating one single, clear and modern financial framework for animal health, animal welfare, plant health and official controls.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on mid-term evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament of the Council laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material.

Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 fixes the maximum budget for 2014-2020 and the rules for the implementation of this budget.

The Road Map for the final ex-post evaluation of the food chain programme is now published on Have Your Say portal for feedback in the period 30 June 2021 - 28 July 2021. Please check the Food chain spending programme (2014-2020) webpage for more details on how to provide feedback


Overall budget 2014/2020 = Maximum ceiling for the 7 year period: EUR 1.891,936 million, funded through grant for programmes, contracts and voluntary payments to international organisations, active in the food safety area.

FOOD AND FEED EXPENDITURE - FORECAST BUDGET 2014 - 2020 (in current prices)
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 TOTAL 2014-2020
Million € 253.39 258.53 264.07 270.23 276.69 282.69 286.33 1891.936

Budget allocation/measure

Contributing to a higher animal health status and high level of protection of animals in the Union 1224,5
Contributing to timely Commitments detection of harmful organisms for plants and their eradication 132
Contributing to improve Commitments the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of controls 376,74
Emergency measures related to animal and plant health 140
Support expenditure in the field of food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health 18,69
Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – Contribution in the field of food and feed safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health

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