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.
Avian influenza detected in wild birds in Austria
Since the end of the year, cases of avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in several wild birds in Vienna and Lower Austria (districts of Gmünd and Melk). Therefore, stall duty is reintroduced in…
Coronavirus & Green Passport Services
Here you will find our Green Passport service, the Coronavirus Infoline, our Coronavirus FAQ as well as further information on COVID-19 vaccination & current measures.
Sick from holiday menu?
Campylobacter are pathogens that have caused most foodborne infectious diseases in humans for years. Shortly after Christmas and New Year's Eve, illnesses caused by Campylobacter occur more…
Toy safety tips
Every 5th toy we examine has safety defects. Common problem areas are easily detachable small parts that can be swallowed, toys that are too loud, projectile toys that are too strong, or strangulation…
Coumarin in cinnamon
Cassia cinnamon contains about a hundred times higher amounts of coumarin than Ceylon cinnamon. Coumarin can have negative effects on the liver if ingested in larger quantities over a longer period of…
Plastic in soils: app collects data on plastic sightings
EU project MINAGRIS: Help to collect data and protect our soils.
Humus as the key to soil fertility
Healthy soil is key to soil fertility and natural "air conditioning". The new brochure "Humus in discussion" and an educational video show the latest state of science and provide practical tips.
Optimized sourdough management for the industrial production of einkorn pastries
In the OPTIKORN project, special sourdoughs and optimized process controls are being developed in order to be able to produce einkorn pastries with high quality and digestibility under industrial…