AECOSAN

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The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN) today Agencia Española de Consumo, Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición del Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, within the NAOS Strategy and the Observatory of Nutrition and Obesity Studies.
The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) incorporates and carries out, within the framework of the General State Administration, functions relating to the promotion and fostering of consumer and user rights regarding goods and services, as well as food safety and healthy eating.
The fundamental objectives of AECOSAN are:
•To promote and foster consumer and user rights, both in terms of product safety and of their economic interests.
•To promote food safety by offering guarantees and objective information to consumers and economic agents in the Spanish agro-food sector.
•To plan, coordinate and develop strategies and lines of action that foster information, education and health promotion in the area of nutrition, and particularly in the prevention of obesity.