Legal notice and imprint

Information pursuant to § 5 ECG, § 25 Media Act and § 14 UGB (Austrian Commercial Code)

Provider of this website

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH, in short AGES 1220 Vienna, Spargelfeldstrasse 191

Shareholder of AGES

Republic of Austria (owner representatives are the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management)


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Johannes Pleiner-Duxneuner,
Dr. Anton Reinl

Phone: +43 5 0555-0 Fax: +43 50 555-22019 E-mail:

The members of the supervisory board can be found here.

Headquarters Vienna

Bank: BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse Aktiengesellschaft
IBAN: AT58 6000 0000 9600 6506
Bank code: 60000
Account number: PSK 96.006.506
Legal form: Limited liability company
Commercial register court: Commercial court Vienna, FN 223056z
UID number: AT U54088605
EORI number: ATEOS1000013260

Object of the company and statement of basic direction

To safeguard human, animal and plant health, to effectively and efficiently evaluate and assess food safety and to epidemiologically monitor and clarify communicable and non-communicable infectious diseases in humans.

To maintain the safety and quality of nutrition, a high level of health protection and protection of consumer interests shall be sought, taking into account the precautionary principle.

The scope of duties is defined in more detail in the Health and Food Safety Act BGBl. I No. 63/2002 as amended.

This website is intended to facilitate public access to AGES information.


The copyright and rights of use of the information provided, as well as all other related intellectual property rights, are held by AGES. Reproduction of texts and data, including (digital) storage and use on optical and electronic data carriers, is only permitted with the prior written consent of AGES. The use of the texts and data, including feeding them into online services, databases or websites by unauthorized third parties, as well as the alteration or falsification of information, is prohibited. However, downloading and printing for personal, non-commercial use is permitted.


AGES constantly checks and updates the information on its websites. Despite all due care, data may have changed in the meantime. Therefore, no liability or guarantee can be assumed for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided.

Furthermore, AGES reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information provided.

The information provided on the websites is not legally binding. The AGES websites may contain links to websites of other providers, for which AGES assumes no responsibility or liability.

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Last updated: 02.04.2024

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