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The BVL contributes towards food safety with a wide range of measures. It grants authorisations and jointly coordinates monitoring programmes with the Federal States. Within the framework of the European rapid alert system, the BVL secures the flow of information between the EU and the Federal States. It is also the German contact point for the inspections of the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission. Apart from that, the BVL supports the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in crisis management.

Tasks in the field of foodstuffs

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The BVL contributes to food safety in Germany in many ways. It coordinates control programmes together with the Länder, issues authorisations, and ensures a fast flow of information between the European Community and the German Länder in the framework of the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). More: Tasks in the field of foodstuffs …

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