Sieps är en statlig myndighet som tar fram forskningsbaserade analyser i europapolitiska frågor. Målgruppen är i första hand svenska beslutsfattare på olika nivåer. Arbetet sker i samarbete med svenska och internationella forskare.
Transforming the European Community´s Regulation of Food Safety(2008:5)
Following the food scandals of the 1990s and the White Paper on Food Safety in 2000, the Community made an impressive overhaul of its regulation of food safety. Whilst a number of legal measures focusing upon the elimination of barriers to trade remain in force until this day, the Community put into place a completely new scheme, covering all stages in the food chain and all types of foodstuffs. The first steps towards this new scheme were taken in the mid-1990s, but the decisive step was only taken with the adoption of Regulation 178/2002. This regulation introduced a number of important general principles. In this respect it is of particular importance that today public health constitutes the principal objective within the field of European food safety.