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To see a country's organisational structure in the field of food and feed safety and to learn about the different institutions within its food and feed safety structure, go to <b>[[Country profiles]]</b> and select the country on the map or from the list of country names. Each country profiles provides an overview of the country's public institutions in the area of food and feed safety.
To see a country's organisational structure in the field of food and feed safety and to learn about the different institutions within its food and feed safety structure, go to <b>[[Country profiles]]</b> and select the country on the map or from the list of country names. Each country profile provides an overview of the country's public institutions in the area of food and feed safety.


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Latest revision as of 09:47, 20 May 2022

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To see a country's organisational structure in the field of food and feed safety and to learn about the different institutions within its food and feed safety structure, go to Country profiles and select the country on the map or from the list of country names. Each country profile provides an overview of the country's public institutions in the area of food and feed safety.

Diagram of national institutions

Profiles begin with a simple diagram showing the hierarchy of the country's public institutions in the field of food and feed safety. Institutions are listed using their acronyms. Those at the central/national level are shown in blue boxes. Regional and local institutions are shown in turquoise boxes.

drawio: Germany


Legal basis

The legal basis for food and feed safety in the profiled country is briefly outlined.

National/central institutions

Country profiles contain a short section for each national institution. These short sections include an overview box with the full name of the institution, its acronym and its activities within the area of food and feed safety. This overview box contains pictograms indicating the organisations's responsibilities and includes the location and website of the institution.

Name German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
Acronym BfR
Activities
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk communication
  • Risk benefit assessment
  • Regulatory service
  • EFSA Focal Point
  • Research
Responsibilities Animal feed Animal health and welfare Biological hazards and zoonoses Biotechnology and genetic engineering Contaminants Emerging risks Environmental risk assessment Food contact materials and packaging Food ingredients Food supplements Nanotechnology Novel foods Nutrition Plant protection products or pesticides Residues of veterinary medicinal products
Location Berlin
URL https://www.bfr.bund.de/en

Responsibilities

18 pictograms are used to illustrate institutions' areas of responsibility.

Pictogram Responsibility
Animal feed Animal feed
Animal health and welfare Animal health and welfare
Biological hazards and zoonoses Biological hazards and zoonoses
Biotechnology and genetic engineering Biotechnology and genetic engineering
Contaminants Contaminants
Drinking water Drinking water
Emerging risks Emerging risks
Environmental risk assessment Environmental risk assessment (ERA)
Food contact materials and packaging Food contact materials and packaging
Food ingredients Food ingredients
Food supplements Food supplements
Mineral water Mineral water
Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Novel foods Novel foods
Nutrition Nutrition
Plant health Plant health
Plant protection products or pesticides Plant protection products or pesticides
Residues of veterinary medicinal products Residues of veterinary medicinal products

Regional and local institutions

One section of the country profile is devoted to institutions at the regional and local levels.

Institutions involved in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Network

Article 36 institutions are competent organisations designated by the EU Member States that can assist EFSA with its mission. Countries that belong to the EFSA network have a final section in the country profiles that lists all the Article 36 institutions in their country.

Institutions involved in the EFSA network pursuant to Article 36 Reg. (EC) No 178/2002
  1. German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) (EFSA Focal Point)
  2. Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit)
  3. ...