DGAL is the French general directorate for food. Its main tasks are to supervise the safety and quality of foodstuffs at every stage of the food chain, as well as the health and protection of animals and plants. Furthermore at the EU and international levels, the DGAL promotes France's food and sanitary models. Find out here data and main activities.
First employer in the manufacturing industry, with more than 18,000 companies and 380,000 employees, first industry in terms of turnover, the agri-food industry is a major player in French economy and a vector of competitiveness and attractiveness at national, European and global levels.
After several countries in northern Europe, France has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on its territory at the end of 2020. Since the confirmation of these outbreaks, all health management, protection and surveillance measures for the territory have been applied and everything has been done to prevent further spread.
This note presents the main lessons learned from the evaluation of the experimentation of mandatory origin labelling for milk and meat used as ingredients in processed foods, conducted from January 2017 to December 2018.