Every year, in addition to routine food inspections, so-called focus actions are carried out: For example, if there have been anomalies in previous inspections, to see if there has been an improvement. In addition, there are Europe-wide standardized inspection programs, e.g. for pesticides or antibiotic-resistant germs. However, priority actions are also carried out when it comes to products for particularly sensitive groups of the population, e.g. children's food or children's toys. New scientific findings on various substances can also lead to current priority actions.
In addition to foodstuffs, cosmetics, articles of daily use such as tableware or packaging material, as well as food supplements and drinking water are also examined as part of priority actions.
Results of the current focus actions and those of previous years
Menthofuran, pulegon and quassin in soft and alcoholic beverages
Final Report of Priority Action A-030-22
Isothiazolinones in cosmetics such as water-based nail polishes, body tattoo sticks, baby wipes and other "leave-on" products
Final report of the priority action A-028-22
Genetically modified food - Rice and rice products
Final Report of Priority Action A-915-22
Safety of wooden toys for children under 3 years of age
Final report of the priority action A-029-22
Marketability of honey from EU and third countries
Final report of the priority action A-024-22
Microbiology of ready-to-eat food that is kept warm for a longer period of time
Final report of the priority action A-705-22
Pathogenic germs in cheese and butter from alpine pastures
Final report of the priority action A-804-22
Microbiology of beer from dispensing equipment
Final report of the priority action A-031-22
Traceability of Vorarlberger Bergkäse PDO.
Final Report of Priority Action A-017-22
Last updated: 25.07.2022