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Many paths, one goal: Safe food

The BVL carries out many tasks, with which it contributes to safer food and thus strengthens consumer health protection in Germany. More: Many paths, one goal: Safer food …

Multiannual National Control Plan

Each EU Member State draws up a multiannual national control plan (MANCP). This plan describes the control system from producer to consumer. The MANCP outlines the strategic aims of the official control in Germany. More: Multiannual National Control Plan …

Federal control plan

The programmes of the Federal control plan implement a coordinated national inspection of foodstuffs and commodities. This is how compliance with the appropriate legal provisions for the protection of consumers is checked. More: Federal control plan …

Monitoring of foodstuffs, cosmetic products and commodities

In the monitoring programmes, foodstuffs, cosmetic products and commodities are systematically, representatively and preventatively tested for undesired substances. The results are used to assess risks to health. More: National Monitoring …

NRCP and ICP for food of animal origin

Under the NRCP (National Residue Control Plan) and the ICP (Import Control Plan), live and slaughtered livestock and food of animal origin are tested for residues of unwanted substances with the aim of detecting illegal use of banned or unauthorised substances and to ensure that veterinary drugs are being used in accordance with the regulations. More: NRCP and ICP for food of animal origin …

Zoonoses monitoring

Representative data on zoonotic agents in foodstuffs, feed and live animals is collected by the federal states under zoonoses monitoring and assessed and published by the BVL. More: Zoonoses monitoring …

National Report on Residues of Plant Protection Products in Food

The National Report on Plant Protection Product Residues in Food, published annually, brings together all the data from the official food control of the federal states on residues of plant protection products in foodstuffs. More: National Report on Residues of Plant Protection Products …

Report on irradiated food

In Germany there is a general ban on irradiation of foodstuffs; only the irradiation of dried aromatic herbs and spices is permitted. As part of European reporting requirements, the results of samples inspected for irradiation are notified and published each year. More: Report on irradiated food …

Community controls

Commission experts from the Directorate General Health and Food Safety (SANTE) following an annual control programme shall carry out general and specific audits in Member States and in third countries exporting to the EU. More: Audits and study visits …

Data management

The BVL maintains and makes available the catalogues and testing programme for the transfer of data from official food and veterinary control by the federal states. The data transferred is entered into a database of BVL and serves as the basis for the reporting. In future, the data will be managed via a catalogue and data notification webportal. More: Data management …

Working group of food chemistry experts from the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (ALS)

The ALS drafts decisions on specific technical issues with the aim of uniform official assessment of foodstuffs of non-animal origin by the competent authorities in the federal states. More: ALS …

Food hygiene and food of animal origin working group (ALTS)

The ALTS drafts decisions on specific technical issues with the aim of uniform official assessment of foodstuffs of animal origin by the competent authorities in the federal states. More: ALTS …

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