• 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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Germany and South Korea: Knowledge partnership for risk assessment

Since 2011, BfR and the Korean partner institution have organized almost every two years joint international symposia, each with a special focus topic tailored to the needs of risk assessment.

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Food safety in Germany and Morocco: exploring opportunities for scientific cooperation

The BfR and the Moroccan Food Safety Au-thority (ONSSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of food safety in February 2021 to exchange views on global consumer health protection issues and to support each other with state-of-the-art knowledge and scientific expertise.

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Study: Hemp as animal feed can affect the health of cows

Commercial hemp is currently experiencing a revival due to its many applications. A team of researchers led by the BfR has now investigated the consequences of feeding hemp silage to dairy cows.

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Product and food safety enjoys confidence

Consumers largely rate the safety of food purchased in Germany as high. This is revealed by the Consumer Monitor, a regular representative survey carried out by the BfR.

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Toxicological testing requirements to be developed: 3rd Expert discussion at the BfR on tattoo inks

On 29 June 2022, the 3rd international expert meeting took place at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the prerequisites for safe tattoo inks. The meeting discussed the toxicological testing requirements.

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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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