Here you can find all information about our management as well as the organisation chart and the supervisory board
Here you will find all information about our food security division and the associated institutes.
Here you will find information about our food safety division and the associated institutes.
Here you will find all information about our Medical Market Surveillance Division and the associated institutes.
Here you will find all the information about our Public Health Division and the associated institutes.
Here you will find all information about our radiation protection division.
Here you will find all the information about our Animal Health Division and the associated institutes.
Here you can find all information about our Integrative Risk Assessment, Data and Statistics division.
Here you can find all information about our risk communication division.
Here you will find all the information about our Knowledge Transfer & Applied Research department and the AGES Academy.
General information about the Office and its tasks
Current information and Product Warnings
Overview of all relevant Legal Texts
Overview of all products currently notified for Austria under the TNRSG
General and legal information on Inspections
Information and assistance on compulsory Product Registration
Information on calculation and payment of the obligatory Annual Fee
General and legal information on the authorisation procedure for Novel Tobacco Products
Here you will find all the dates for our upcoming events.
Our AGES Academy offers you a wide range of continuing education and training opportunities in all our areas. Here you will find general information about the academy as well as our event service.
Here you will find information about our offers (courses & trainings) that you can attend in our advanced training series Laborpraxis.
Here you will find information on our further education seminars, workshops, information events and farm visits on educational projects of Rural Development (LE) incl. the Austrian Program for Environmentally Sound Agriculture (ÖPUL).
According to the Plant Protection Products Ordinance 2011, when selling plant protection products, sufficient personnel must be available who are in possession of a certificate from the Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) to be able to provide information on the risks to human health and the environment as well as safety instructions for risk management for the products concerned. This modular e-learning course will provide you with the necessary expertise to do so.
This e-learning course serves to convey the essential contents of the respective EU regulations; special cases from practice are not dealt with conclusively. The course consists of 5 module units with a duration of about 20 minutes each. The modules can be purchased individually or as a complete package as required. Participation is possible on an ongoing basis.
Here you will find information on various pollutants in food, cosmetics and consumer goods.
Here you will find recommendations for a balanced diet at any age, as well as tips on the proper use of food in cooking.
Here you will find information, tips as well as test results and expert information on food, food additives, food supplements and much more.
Here you will find information about drinking water - from control and legal basis about drinking water findings as well as advice for private drinking water supply.
Here you will find information on food control in Austria, food labeling and protection against deception.
We evaluate hazards along the food chain to assess the associated outgoing risk to humans, animals and plants.
Here you will find information about our services, analytics and training & seminars in the field of food safety.
Here you will find information on different pathogens in humans and animals.
Based on the Austrian Zoonoses Act, we collect outbreak data annually and forward them to the EU. On this page you will also find information on types of outbreaks, outbreak clarification and the topic report.
Information about ticks, diseases they transmit and how best to protect yourself from them.
We have been conducting mosquito monitoring in Austria since 2011 to monitor the spread of exotic mosquitoes and new pathogens. Here you can find all information about it.
Here you will find information about our products & services, our coronavirus services (green passport), the rabies advisory service, as well as sample slips, reports & folders.
Here you will find information on Austrian resistance reports, antibiotic resistance in wastewater and antibiotic consumption surveillance in hospitals.
The AGES Medical Market Surveillance is responsible for the approval and market surveillance of medicinal products and takes measures against supply shortages. Here you will find all the information you need.
From development to market launch, a vaccine undergoes extensive testing procedures to ensure quality, safety and efficacy. You can find more information here.
On this page you will find general information on medical devices as well as legal and sales information for manufacturers, distributors and users.
Here you will find a summary of the services provided by the Medical Market Authority with links to further information on the BASG website.
Here you will find recommendations and information about durability, natural and organic cosmetics, animal testing and complaints about undesirable effects.
Here you will find all the information from cosmetics law to microbiological requirements to labeling, as well as useful assistance with the product information file/safety assessment.
Here you will find information on various ingredients in cosmetics such as endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, CMR substances and fruit acids.
Cosmetic products made available on the market are continuously controlled by the responsible monitoring authorities and assessed by cosmetic experts. Information on this can be found here.
We always find toys that can endanger children's health. Every 5th toy sample has safety defects. Here you can find info and tips on child safe toys.
We offer services and analytical in the field of toy safety for your products.
Our high standard of food safety is based on an official control system that ensures that human, animal and plant health is protected along the entire food chain and that fair competition is maintained. Here you will find all information on the control plan as well as the results of the controls carried out.
Here you will find information about different pathogens in humans and animals.
In the Austrian Animal Disease Radar, information on the international situation and spread of the most significant animal diseases and epizootics relevant to Austria is assessed and compiled. This enables potential risks for Austria to be identified and communicated at an early stage.
Here you will find information on our products & services, our current offers as well as forms, reports & folders.
Feedstuffs are the basis for our food of animal origin. To ensure that there is no risk to humans or animals, feed must meet quality criteria and be free of defects.
Various feed law regulations must be observed in pet food production. Here you will find relevant information and helpful tips.
Pastus+ sets uniform quality criteria for feeds beyond the legal requirements. We certify your feed according to Pastus+.
In order to be able to guarantee a reliably high quality of feed, we provide various services for quality testing and quality assurance.
Our tailor-made vaccines, which cover the current germ spectrum of the respective farm, are used by veterinarians for targeted vaccination prophylaxis. This also helps to further reduce the use of antibiotics in the veterinary sector. You can find more information here.
Here you will find the current as well as all past reports on the distribution of antibiotics in veterinary medicine in Austria.
In our residues & contaminants database you will find information about various veterinary drugs and hormones e.g. antiparasitics, penicillins or tranquilizers (sedatives).
The control of food of animal origin for residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones is an essential part of consumer health protection. Here you will find all the information you need.
Bee health and the protection of bees from bee diseases and pollutants are very important for plant pollination and thus also for our food.
Bees produce numerous bee products, which are also used by humans for their effect and taste.
Here you will find information that will allow you to quickly assess the condition of your bee colony with the help of photos, as well as pictures of characteristic symptoms of bee diseases, parasites and pests.
Here you can find information on our honey pollen surveys
Here we provide information about various pests.
Protecting plants from pests as well as harmful alien plants contributes significantly to keeping them healthy.
The warning service provides information on the occurrence of pests in fruit growing, viticulture, field crops, vegetable growing and ornamental plant cultivation. Farmers as well as hobby gardeners will find tips on prevention and control.
All information on the approval process for plant protection products and which tests are carried out.
Often, pesticide residues are unavoidable after application in the treated crops. The setting of maximum levels and the implementation of monitoring therefore play an important role.
Fertile soils are a prerequisite for food and feed production. Fertilizers can ensure that there is enough organic matter (humus) and sufficient plant nutrients in the soil.
For a sustainable and cost-effective use of fertilizers and thus for the optimization of one's own operation, an examination of the fertilizers used is helpful. We offer you various investigations in this area.
High-quality plant and seed is the basis of food production and must meet strict quality requirements.
In addition to classical quality criteria, our seed testing program also takes into account the assessment of sustainable ecological quality criteria.
In the organic seed database, you have the possibility to search for the organic seed you want as quickly and easily as possible according to a wide variety of criteria.
High-performing, tested agricultural varieties are one of the foundations for the cultivation and production of plant-based food and feed.
The right choice of variety brings benefits in many respects. Together with the Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES), we provide various tools to help you choose varieties.
Questions and answers, as well as information on genetic engineering and GMOs and their dangers and risks.
For safe food and agriculture, we perform monitoring and analysis of genetic engineering and GMOs.
The greater the biodiversity in an ecosystem, the less external influences can harm a habitat. However, preserving biodiversity is also important for other reasons.
Our gene bank stores around 5,200 samples of seeds and plants. With the gene bank for agricultural crops, medicinal plants and aromatic plants, we are making a significant contribution to the preservation of biodiversity.
Fertile soil provides us with food and raw materials, guarantees the high quality of our drinking water and is a habitat for numerous living creatures.
Agrar Commander helps you determine the likely nutrient requirements and mineral supplementation needs based on the soil test results.
A soil test makes it possible to determine the nutrient supply of the soil and to ensure soil health and thus plant nutrition.
Here you can find the current measured values of all Austrian bathing water sites that comply with the EU Bathing Water Directive.
Here you will find all information about drinking water - from control and legal basics to drinking water findings as well as advice for private drinking water supply.
The responsible and sustainable use of water as a resource is one of the major challenges in agriculture and can thus make an important contribution to food security and food safety as well as to the protection of the environment.
Climate change has far-reaching impacts on agriculture, the environment, food security, public health, and animal health.
In order to contain radon exposure, protective measures should be taken in new buildings and renovations.
Caesium-137 content in forest soil, mushrooms and game, and the impact of the Chernobyl accident on it.
As part of laboratory-based monitoring, we regularly determine the level of radioactivity in the air, precipitation, and surface waters, as well as in food and drinking water, by means of laboratory tests.
Since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, measures have been taken and plans developed to protect against further nuclear accidents.
In the field of radiation protection, we offer services such as radon measurements or drinking water testing.
We tested milk, eggs and honey for possible residues. One of 747 samples (honey) showed excessive lead content.
Last updated: 03.01.2023