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
Food control: pesticide residues
We tested food for pesticide residues. The maximum levels were exceeded in 10 of 191 samples.
Risk Barometer Health and Environment
We have been surveying the risk perception of the Austrian population since 2017. The 2022 survey focused on health, the environment, climate change and nutrition.