Food Safety Co-ordination in the Czech Republic

The central government authorities of the CR
Each resort performs its tasks under its jurisdiction, and the individual departments work together in ensuring the food safety. Activities provided by the relevant departments.

  • Ministry of Agriculture
    - Coordination of the food safety system

    - Supervision of production of food and feed
  • Ministry of Health
    - Assessment of health risks

    - Supervision of public catering
  • Ministry of Environment
    - Monitoring and assessment of the environmental status
  • Ministry of Interior
    - Crisis management
  • State Office for Nuclear Safety
    - Radiation monitoring 

The inter-ministerial coordination is carried out by the  Coordination Group of Food Safety (CG). 
The following organs of the FS system operate within the framework of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA):

* Secretariat of Coordination Unit

* Supervisory Bodies:
   Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA)
   State Veterinary Administration 
   Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (CISTA) 

* Scientific Committees
   Veterinary 
   Animal Nutrition 
   Phytosanitary and Environment 
   Genetically modified food and feed

* Food Safety Information Centre
* Monitoring of extraneous substances in food chains