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.
Official food control through focus actions: Terms and definitions
Results of the current focus actions and those of previous years
Milk, drinking cocoa and vanilla milk for schools and kindergartens
Final report of the priority action A-039-22
Purity criteria, MCPD and glycidyl esters in emulsifiers derived from fats and oils.
Final report of the priority action A-044-22
Flavorings and contaminants in spices, spice mixtures and tea-like products - Monitoring
Final report of the priority action A-033-22
Complementary foods in jars, metal foil stand-up pouches and thermoformed containers and beverages for infants and young children
Final report of the priority action A-661-22
Mycotoxins and pyrrolizidine alkaloids in spices, tea, and tea-like products.
Final report of the priority action A-034-22
Brilliant green in henna-based hair dyes
Final report of the priority action A-036-22
Salmonella and Campylobacter in fresh chicken meat
Final Report of Priority Action A-802-22
Food supplements (NEM) and foods for special medical purposes (= FSMP) from pharmacies and doctors' offices
Final Report of Priority Action A-025-22
Extract and caffeine content of tea drinks (iced tea)
Final report of the priority action A-042-22
Last updated: 25.07.2022