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…
March 15: World Consumer Day
AGES product alert service: We inform about recalls of food, cosmetics, children's toys, food supplements, household and leisure products and much more.
Poisoning after Botox stomach treatment in Istanbul
Since the end of February 2023, 14 clinical botulism cases have been reported in Europe that appear to have been caused by medical exposure resulting from injection of botulism neurotoxin into the…
Ticks are already active
Domestic ticks could benefit from climate change, as warmth and high humidity make ticks active. This extends the period in which they can transmit pathogens such as the TBE virus.
Ticks: Important vectors of Q fever
Q fever is a zoonosis that occurs mainly in warm, dry and tick-rich regions of Europe. Alluvial ticks are an important vector. Their range has expanded strongly to the north as a result of climate…