The Federal Office for Food Safety was founded as an authority by the GESG. The main tasks are the approval and certification as well as control and monitoring of the placing on the market of agricultural inputs in accordance with the Seed Act, the Plant Material Act, the Plant Variety Protection Act, the Plant Protection Products Act, the Plant Protection Act, the Feedstuffs Act, the Fertilizer Act and the Marketing Standards Act, as well as the monitoring of testing laboratories in accordance with § 52 of the Chemicals Act and applicable legal bases for illegal fishing. BAES plays the role of risk manager. This means that facts from the aforementioned materials (see laws) are assessed on the basis of scientific expert opinions for the protection of humans, animals and plants and are submitted to official decisions. Decisions are made objectively and independently.
Product warning: Dog food Wolfsblut Adult Atlantic Tuna, Tuna and Sea Lettuce, 2 kg and 15 kg.
The company Healthfood24 GmbH recalls more complete feeds of the brand Wolfsblut.
Plant health: update of the "special requirements" for the import of plants
When importing live plants (other than tissue culture) from third countries, certain "additional declarations" must be included on the phytosanitary certificate.
Change of the deadline for the delivery of fresh eggs to consumers
EU regulations concerning the marketing of fresh eggs will be replaced by a 28-day period after laying, instead of the previous 21-day period.
Soccer World Cup in Qatar: Help not to introduce dangerous plant diseases or pests
However, visitors to the World Cup in Qatar should note that not all goods may be taken to Austria or the European Union (EU) without hesitation.
Product recall: Dog food Wolfsblut Atlantic Tuna, 500g
The company Healthfood24 GmbH recalls the complete feed Wolfsblut Atlantic Tuna, 500g with the batch number 508744.
Product recall: Plant protection product "Folpan 500 SC
The company Adama Deutschland GmbH recalls the plant protection product "Folpan® 500 SC" (Reg. No. 2855-0) with the batch number 991105331.
Plant protection products: standardized presentation in the register
In order to further improve the clarity of the presentation of the Register of Plant Protection Products, the trade names of plant protection products are now uniformly presented with a capitalized initial letter. A general capitalization of trade names in the search query of the register is not intended. This has no effect on approvals and their validity, nor on the possible spelling of the trade name on the product itself.
Fertilizers: New EU Fertilizer Product Regulation
The new EU Fertilizer Products Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 expands the harmonization legislation for making EU fertilizer products available on the European Single Market and establishes specific principles for affixing the CE marking.
Plant Health: Update of import bans on high-risk plants
According to the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019, certain "high-risk plants" from third countries are subject to an import ban.
Product recall: Plant protection product "NIMROD"
Company Adama Deutschland GmbH recalls the plant protection product NIMROD® EC (Reg. No. 2059-0) with the batch number 411112657.