• 15-Jahre Headergrafik eng. Identify Risks - Protect Health These are the tasks which are incumbent on the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) when it comes to progressive consumer protection. They encompass the independent assessment of existing and the identification of new health risks.

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Better Protection of Laboratory Animals

The German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals and the Berlin-Brandenburg Research Platform are extending an invitation to a public Spring School from 3 to 5 April 2017 at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Die Titelseite vom EU-Almanach für die CPLP-Länder

The BfR intensifies its cooperation with food safety authorities in Portuguese-speaking countries

In Cabo Verde, the BfR presents the food safety almanac for the CPLP countries.

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Pflanzenschutzmittel werden auf ein Feld gesprüht

Cumulative assessment of plant protection products: BfR concept to become part of authorisation process

As of 1 March 2017, the result of the cumulative risk assessments conducted by the BfR will be part of the zonal authorisation process for plant protection products (ppp).

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Das BfR unterzeichnet einen Kooperationsvertrag mit der Hochschule Geisenheim

Research cooperation on the wine and fruit juice production chains as well as those of horticultural crops strengthens consumer protection

The BfR cooperates with numerous scientific institutions at the national and international level. The tertiary cooperation is now being complemented by an additional research partner: Hochschule Geisenheim University.

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The Institute

The Institute

The Institute was set up in November 2002 to strengthen consumer health protection. It is the scientific agency of the Federal Republic of Germany which is responsible for preparing expert reports and opinions on food and feed safety as well as on the safety of substances and products.

Food Safety

Food Safety

BfR endeavours to constantly undertake topical assessments of the risks associated with foods - be it from heavy metals, pesticide residues, toxic ingredients or the like (substance risks), be it from bacteria, viruses or fungi (microbial risks) or be it risks from novel technologies in food production (novel foods).

Product safety

Product safety

For health assessment the decisive factor is whether and, if so, on what scale consumers come into contact with the substances contained in the products and what health risks these might entail. This requires knowledge about the numerous substances, materials and their processing into various products. 

Chemicals

Chemicals

Chemicals are encountered in almost all areas of daily life. That's why stiff requirements must be imposed to ensure the safe handling of chemicals. The proper handling of chemicals may not constitute a risk to the health of man or to the environment.