• 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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Open Letter of the BfR to the taz.die tageszeitung

In an open letter to the editor-in-chief of the "taz.die tageszeitung", the BfR calls for the correct presentation of the facts regarding the scientific evaluation of pesticide active substances in the approval procedure.

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Der Botschafter der Demokratischen Republik Nepal bei seinem Besuch im BfR

Germany and Nepal agree on scientific exchange on risk assessment in the area of consumer health protection

Nepal and Germany are planning to intensify their scientific exchange in the area of risk assessment in future. This was agreed on the occasion of a visit from the Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to the BfR.

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Experts sought for the protection of laboratory animals

The National Committee for the Protection of Laboratory Animals  of the BfR is setting up a pool of experts who will be working in an honorary capacity.

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Food supplements - a trend without risks?

BfR forum at the International Green Week provided participants with a multifaceted perspective on food supplements.

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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.

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. 

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).

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.