Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN – formerly AESAN)
The Spanish Agency of Food Security and Nutrition (AESAN) is an Independent organisation assigned to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, whose mission is to guarantee the highest level of food security and promote the health of the citizens, by doing the following: reducing the risks of food transmitted diseases, guaranteeing the efficiency of food control systems, promoting the consumption of healthy food, improving its accessibility and the information about it. The AESAN plans, coordinates and develops strategies and actions to promote health in the area of nutrition and especially in the prevention of obesity. The AESAN aims for citizens to have full confidence in the food they consume and sufficient knowledge to make healthy choices.
The AECOSAN was a FOOD member during the project phase.