Source: Europa Nu.
This Directorate-General was responsible for EU legislation in the areas of food safety, safety of products, public health and consumer safety.
The main tasks of the DG were:
-public health: combatting the use of tobacco, sharing of medical knowledge, prevent and help contain contagious diseases
-food safety: production of food, import of safe food, prevention of plant and animal diseases
-protection of consumers: ensuring that products are safe
On January 1st 2015 this DG was replaced by DG Health and Food quality.