DGAL: a government department at the service of the citizen

The french general directorate of food (DGAL) exercises oversight of food safety and quality at every stage in the food supply chain, in addition to the health and protection of both animals and plants, working in conjunction with the various stakeholders: farming professionals, veterinarians, non-profit associations, consumers, and others.

It draws up the regulations that govern its core tasks and verifies their proper application, working through decentralised services in France’s départements and regions. At EU and international levels, the DGAL promotes France’s food, sanitary and phytosanitary models.

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