Raw milk always boil
Raw milk is not sterile. Therefore, even despite all hygiene measures during milking, it cannot be ruled out that the milk contains pathogens. Therefore, raw milk should always be boiled before…
Control of hairdressing cosmetics
We examined imported hairdressing cosmetics, in particular hair dyes: 21 out of 33 products were objected to, in some cases several times.
Flu figures in Austria
With calendar week 14/2023 the current influenza season has ended.
Lyme disease: frequently diagnosed
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the Northern Hemisphere.
High season for colored eggs and chocolate as well as spinach on Maundy Thursday. We regularly test eggs and chocolate as well as the nitrate levels in spinach, lettuce and arugula.
Climate change and zoonoses: New laboratory in Mödling
Zoonoses are a growing problem for public health, food safety and animal health. To meet these challenges scientifically, a new state-of-the-art zoonoses laboratory is being built at our Mödling site.
March 24: World Tuberculosis Day
Tuberculosis remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In 2021, 396 cases of tuberculosis were registered in Austria. New requirements in treatment are the topic of a symposium…
March 22 is World Water Day
Every year, we test more than 10,000 drinking water samples from all over Austria for possible contamination, e.g., by fecal germs, but also for nitrate or heavy metal content. In this way, we help to…
Wild garlic: Beware of poisonous doppelgangers
Wild garlic is one of the first wild herbs that can be collected in spring. However, there are quite a few poisonous doppelgangers: autumn crocus, lily of the valley, spotted arum, many-flowered…