Latest News: Fipronil in Eggs

A total of 110 samples have arrived at AGES for testing to date. The good news is that three quarters of the samples examined tested negative for fipronil (fresh eggs, baked goods, chicken, biscuits, mayonnaise, pasta and waffles). However, fipronil was detected in a quarter of the samples taken. These fipronil findings could be already confirmed for eight samples, while the last, clarification examinations are still in progress for the remaining 19 samples affected. The affected products are egg products for the catering wholesale industry originating in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. There is currently no health risk. For questions on Fipronil, AGES has set up an Infoline at Tel: 050 555 555 (0-24 hours).


Bio Energy

Two research projects "SIDecA" and "Bioenergy-Silphium" are presented at the AGES "Bio Energy" website for renewable energy production. The aim is to create competitive raw materials with maximum energy yield, adapted to the different usage scenarios.


AGES Annual Report 2016

The 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the many and varied activities and services provided by AGES and a retrospective on the issues AGES was mainly involved in during 2016.


Science Update

The AGES Journal "Wissen Aktuell online" is available. You will find latest publications from our AGES experts. Main target groups are expert groups and scientific media.


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Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES)

BASG: Reporting side effects of a medicine

If you suspect side effects or adverse drug reactions, consult your doctor or health care professional for further diagnosis and treatment. You also have the possibility to report suspected side effects of medicines directly to the Federal Office for Health Security (BASG) online.