Together for the consumer protection on the Internet
We cooperate with the Federal Office of Consumer Health and the Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications for improved control of dubious offers on the Internet.
The green rice bug is on the rise
Due to climate change, the green rice bug is becoming more prevalent in Austria and causing damage in agriculture. This year, we are therefore launching a monitoring program together with the chambers…
Avian influenza: risk zones are extended
Due to numerous new cases of avian influenza in wild birds, but also in individual poultry farms, the "areas with a greatly increased risk of avian influenza" in Austria will be expanded as of January…
Food control: residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones
We monitor food of animal origin for residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones. In 2021, we found residues above the limits in 42 out of a total of 9,528 plan samples tested.
Avian influenza: further outbreaks
On January 19, 2023, we confirmed outbreaks on farms in Tyrol and Upper Austria, and authorities established protection and surveillance zones. Since December 30, 2022, avian influenza has been…
The Aleppo millet spreads
Aleppo millet is one of the world's most important weeds. Due to warmer winters caused by climate change, it is also spreading in our country.
Bird flu on new paths
Climate change is altering the migration routes of wild birds. This could favor the current massive spread of avian influenza in Europe.
Climate fit for humans, animals & plants
The effects of climate change are being felt: hot summers and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. One of our focal points is therefore adaptation to climate change, from soil to plants…
Avian influenza: Compulsory housing of domestic poultry as of January 10, 2023
As of Jan. 10, 2023, poultry in "areas with a high risk of avian influenza" must be kept indoors or at least under cover until further notice.