The Croatian Food Agency (HAH) is legal entity which role, organization and modus operandi are regulated by the Food Act (OG 81/13, 14/14, 30/15), the Statute of Croatian Food Agency and other legal acts of Croatian Food Agency. The founder of the Croatian Food Agency is the Government of the Republic of Croatia. HAH was established by the Food Act from 2003, and officially has started with its work in January 2005. It is seated in Osijek. Director is the legal representative of HAH and is responsible for all operational and legal matters. HAH is funded by the state budget of the Republic of Croatia.
HAH performs scientific and technical tasks in the field of food and feed safety and is national referent point for risk assessment in food and feed safety area. In performing its duties HAH is guided by principles of independence, transparency and confidentiality.