Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Like all other food additives, aspartame must be indicated on the label either by its name or its E number (E 951).
Food Safety Report 2022
In 2022, we and the inspection bodies of the provinces of Carinthia and Vorarlberg examined and assessed 22,200 samples. In 18,841 samples (84.9 %) there was no reason for complaint. A total of 110…
The Zika virus is one of the pathogens transmitted by "exotic" mosquitoes. Our mosquito monitoring therefore also monitors mosquitoes for the Zika virus.
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Food Safety Day
Together with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and 15 other EU countries, we are addressing the issue of food safety with the #EUChooseSafeFood campaign.
Leptospires: Germs in the water
Leptospires are bacteria that mainly occur in moist environments such as mud or freshwater lakes. Rising temperatures and heavy rainfall as consequences of climate change may lead to increased human…
Mosquito monitoring: Annual report 2022
From the beginning of May to the end of October, we monitor the occurrence of exotic gnat species in Austria. In 2022, we found the Asian tiger mosquito in all federal provinces.
Asian tiger mosquito throughout Austria
In the previous year, we found the tiger mosquito in all federal states for the first time as part of our gnat monitoring. In parts of Vienna and Graz, there are already established populations that…
The chikungunya virus is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. There is a high probability that the virus will also establish itself in Europe as a result of climate change.