Every year, in addition to routine food inspections, so-called focus actions are carried out: For example, if there have been anomalies in previous inspections, to see if there has been an improvement. In addition, there are Europe-wide standardized inspection programs, e.g. for pesticides or antibiotic-resistant germs. However, priority actions are also carried out when it comes to products for particularly sensitive groups of the population, e.g. children's food or children's toys. New scientific findings on various substances can also lead to current priority actions.
In addition to foodstuffs, cosmetics, articles of daily use such as tableware or packaging material, as well as food supplements and drinking water are also examined as part of priority actions.
Results of the current focus actions and those of previous years
Mineral oil residues in food
Final report of the priority action A-046-22
Microbiology of sushi and fish sandwiches to go
Final report of the priority action A-703-22
Safety of buffer balls and similar products
Final report of the priority action A-023-22
Sulfurous acid and sulfites in snack foods, dried fruit and nut mixes, potato products, cola beverages, and glucose syrup
Final Report of Priority Action A-006-22
Genetically modified food - Soy and soy products
Final report of the priority action A-916-22
Phthalates in adhesives for fingernails and body oils
Final Report of Priority Action A-013-22
Table sweetener investigation
Final Report of Priority Action A-019-22
Microbiology of ready-to-eat salads made directly on site with additional ingredients.
Final report of the priority action A-702-22
National nitrate control program for spinach, lettuce and arugula
Final report of the priority action A-902-21
Last updated: 20.07.2022