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
Pathogenic germs and phosphates in kebab skewers
Final Report of Priority Action A-801-22
Authenticity and microbiology of ready-to-eat food with reference to an animal species.
Final report of the priority action A-704-22
Lead and cadmium in fresh cultivated mushrooms
Final report of the priority action A-026-22
Mycotoxins in wheat and rye grains or flours
Final report of the priority action A-027-22
Essential oils in cosmetics
Final report of the priority action A-021-22
Trans fatty acids in puff pastry and puff pastries
Final report of the priority action A-010-22
Nickel in soybeans and soybean products - monitoring
Final report of the priority action A-047-22
Quinolizidine alkaloids in lupine-containing products - Monitoring.
Final report of the priority action A-022-22
Last updated: 25.07.2022