The Federal Office for Food Security 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 and are based on a high degree of security and quality.
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Marketing Standards: Guideline on traceability and labelling
For traceability and labelling of fishery and aquaculture products, please refer to the current BAES Guideline.
Plant health: update of the list of invasive alien species
The Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1263 extends the list of invasive alien species of major importance.
Significant restrictions on approvals of Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam for active substances
With the implementing regulations (EU) 2018/783, (EU) 2018/784 and (EU) 2018/785, the European Commission has significantly restricted the approval of the active substances Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam. Member States must therefore amend or withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing at least one of those active substances by 19.09.2018 at the latest.
New information on the efficacy of plant protection products in the approval: "to reduce infestation" and "only conditionally effective
In the evaluation of the efficacy of plant protection products, the indication supplement "for infestation reduction" has already been cited in cases of need. In order to take account of new developments, in particular concerning plant protection products based on low-risk active substances, a third category "only partially effective" is now introduced.
Emergency approvals in 2018
Emergency approvals granted in 2018 in accordance with Article 53 of Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009.
Plant health: Expansion of phytosanitary controlled goods as of 1 June 2018
Amendments to the Annexes to Directive 2000/29/EC will lead to an extension of the scope of goods subject to phytosanitary control at import.
Plant Varieties: Descriptive List of Varieties
The printed version of the Austrian Descriptive List of Varieties 2018 (BSL) has been completed and published on the Internet. The bound form can be subscribed.
Extension of the scope of the list of gap indications
Enclosed you will find the PDF to extend the scope of the list of gap indications.
Plant health: Xylella fastidiosa
The implementing decision (EU) 2015/789 extended the measures to protect the Union against the introduction and spread of Xylella fastidiosa, which were updated by the implementing decisions (EU) 2015/2417, (EU) 2016/764 and (EU) 2017/2352.