• 20 Jahre Keyvisual 1 - englisch Scientific excellence as the basis for long lasting confidence BfR gathers the latest scientific findings through an ongoing international exchange with experts from other scientific institutions but also from its own research.
  • 20 Jahre Keyvisual 2 - englisch Independent Risk Assessment BfR assesses risks from many areas of daily life. This includes the large spectrum of chemicals as well as foods of plant or animal origin, cosmetics and toys.
  • 20 Jahre Keyvisual 3 - englisch Identify Risks - Protect Health These are the tasks which are incumbent on the German 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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Grafik zum Tag der offenen Tür 2022

Edible insects, energy drinks and antimicrobial resistance: experience consumer health protection up close

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin-Marienfelde invites all interested parties to its open day on October 7, 2022.

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Eine Referentin hält einen Vortrag

A different kind of lesson: consumer health protection at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment - for young people

To mark its 20th anniversary, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment invites students to Berlin-Marienfeld for the 3rd BfR Schools at University on October 7, 2022.

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Das Titelblatt zum BfR Corona MONITOR

BfR-Corona-Monitor - as to 6 - 7 September 2022

The current developments of the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly fading into the background for many people. At the moment, only 35 percent of the population in Germany say they feel well informed about the current number of infections. At the same time, the proportion of people who are concerned about the effects of the coronavirus on various areas of their lives is also decreasing.

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Summer Academy 2022

Globally connected: training for greater consumer health protection

Global food safety is the focal point of the 10th BfR Summer Academy.

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Der gelbliche Knollenblätterpilz

Mushrooms: confusion can be life-threatening

If symptoms develop after eating, medical advice should be sought, preferably from a poison centre.

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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.

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