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Das Titelblatt zum BfR Corona MONITOR

BfR-Corona-Monitor - as to 24 - 25 November

Worries about interpersonal relationships are currently taking precedence. About a third of the respondents are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus on their social contacts. By contrast, only around a quarter are worried about their health and their economic situation.

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Analytik im Labor

Technical book on wine analysis receives the OIV Grand Prize

The technical book "Analytik des Weines - untersuchen und bewerten" (Wine Analysis - In-vestigation and Evaluation) has been awarded the "Grand Prix de l'OIV 2020" in the oenology (study of wines) category by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin; OIV).

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What does a crisis cost?

BfR and Helmut Schmidt University conclude a cooperation agreement for interdisciplinary pilot project.

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Laboruntersuchung mit Hilfe von Nährmedien

Can the new type of coronavirus be transmitted via food and objects?

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has updated his most important questions and answers on the topic.

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New newsletter: now without job vacancies

The BfR has revised its newsletter range. You will no longer receive job advertisements with this newsletter. For this, please subscribe to our "job vacancies" newsletter.

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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.

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