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
Investigation of food inks for use in printers and other applications
Final Report of Priority Action A-012-23
Disinfectant and antibiotic residues in pangasius.
Final Report of Priority Action A-009-22
Alternariatoxins in tomato products -monitoring.
Final report of the priority action A-013-23
Treatment of dried tropical fruits with ionizing radiation
Final Report of Priority Action A-011-23
Metal permeability of colorfully decorated ceramic, porcelain or enamel ware for direct contact with foodstuffs
Final Report of Priority Action A-001-23
National nitrate control program for spinach, lettuce and arugula
Final report of the priority action A-902-22
Infant formula and follow-on formula
Final report of the priority action A-660-22
Verification of self-monitoring in approved high-risk establishments handling and processing food of animal origin.
Final Report of Priority Action A-600-22
Acrylamide in ready-to-eat potato products from snack bars and the food service industry
Final Report of Priority Action A-701-23
Last updated: 25.07.2022