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
Environmental contaminants in food - Monitoring
Final report of the priority action A-904-22
Ready-to-eat prepared meals for direct serving on site
Final Report of Priority Action A-700-22
Drinking water at markets and event catering - monitoring
Final report of the priority action A-752-22
Process hygiene criterion Campylobacter in poultry slaughterhouses with a focus on broilers.
Final report of the priority action A-806-22
National Pesticide Residues Control Program
Final Report of Priority Action A-918-22
EU Pesticide Residue Control Program 2022
Final Report of Priority Action A-901-22
Hairdressing cosmetics, especially hair dyes
Final report of the priority action A-045-22
Last updated: 25.07.2022