The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (formerly EAHC) was created on 1 January 2005. In 2008, the Agency's mandate was prolonged and expanded to include actions in consumer protection and training for safer food. The CHAFEA implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

The Agency provides a professional service in performing the tasks and activities entrusted to it by the European Commission, and it works closely with the Health and Consumers Directorate General. The CHAFEA manages relations with some 2200 beneficiaries involved in close to 200 projects in the field of health; it has about 50 staff members with an administrative annual budget of 6.7 million euro (year 2010). The CHAFEA is based in Luxembourg.