ANSES (Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail - French National Agency on Food Safety, Environment, and Workplace Security) is a French public authority reporting to the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, the Environment, Labour and Consumer Affairs.
It was founded on 1st July 2010 following the merger of two French health agencies, the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) and the French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (AFSSET).

Source: ANSES web site