Food control: GMOs in soy
We checked soy and soy products to see if they were made from non-approved genetically modified soy plants. There were no complaints.
Mycotoxin preharvest monitoring 2022
In order to obtain an initial overview of the quality of the corn harvest before the main harvest, we conduct mycotoxin pre-harvest monitoring of grain corn together with the Austrian Chambers of…
Control for poisonous thornapple before harvesting
Maximum levels for the tropane alkaloids atropine and scopolamine have been in force in millet, sorghum and buckwheat since September 1, 2022. These toxic substances enter the harvested crop mainly…
Campylobacter cause most bacterial intestinal diseases in humans. Transmission occurs mainly during the warm season through insufficiently heated poultry meat.
Ragweed blooms from August into the fall and can cause severe allergic reactions. The plant colonizes fallow land, private gardens, road or railroad verges, gravel pits, construction sites and…
Food control: pesticides
We tested food for pesticide residues; 61 of 1,013 samples had excessive residues.
Potato cultivation under different environmental conditions
Due to climate change, potatoes are increasingly exposed to heat, drought and flooding. In the ADAPT project, we are investigating the potato's responses to stress factors.
Wireworm monitoring in potato
To control wireworms, surveying the time of flight and egg laying is critical. We have tested new trap systems to better determine this timing.
Food safety report 2021 - also available interactively for the first time
Even better information options for consumers - trust in domestic foodstuffs high