The FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (Dutch: FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu, French: SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement, German: FÖD Volksgesundheit, Sicherheit der Nahrungsmittelkette und Umwelt), more commonly known as the FPS Health, is a Federal Public Service of Belgium. Royal Order established FPS Justice on 23 May 2001, as part of Verhofstadt I Government to rebuild the federal administration.[1]

It is responsible for guaranteeing the public health, the safety of the food chain and a safe environment.


The FPS Health is currently organised into three Directorates-General and an Administration:

The former Directorate-General for Medicinal Products has become the autonomous Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products in 2007. The Directorate-General for Health Care is the result of the merger of the Directorate-General for Health Care Facilities Organisation and the Directorate-General for Primary Health Care & Crisis Management. The FPS Health is also linked with two scientific institutions:

See also


  1. ^ "Belgian Federal Public Service for Justice". ISSAT. Retrieved 15 January 2021.