Health for humans, animals & plants

Multi-Annual National Control Plan

Consumers in Austria can rest assured that their food is safe. Our high standards are based on an official control system that ensures that the health of humans, animals and plants is protected along the entire food chain and that fair competition is maintained.

The Multi-annual Integrated Control Plan (MIK) is a cornerstone for transparent and high-quality official control. It is the basis for concrete control plans, control and monitoring programs, and priority actions. It is drawn up for a period of three years and includes official food controls, feed controls, GMO-free controls, animal health monitoring, animal welfare controls, plant health monitoring, plant protection product controls, organic controls and quality declaration controls.

Beyond health protection, the MIK makes a significant contribution to the competitiveness of the Austrian economy as well as to the transparency of official activities along the food chain.

Comprehensive consumer protection can only take place if all competent authorities work hand in hand, which is the mission that the MIK - which is subject to the continuous improvement process - implements. For this reason, the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, coordinates the Multi-annual Integrated Control Plan. This represents the common approach and goals.

Here you have the opportunity to learn more about the structures, objectives and procedures of the control authorities, as well as to read the results of the controls carried out, which appear in the MIK Annual Report.

All topics at a glance


In the archive of the Consumer:Internal Health Communication Platform you will find the three Multi-Year Integrated Control Plans of the last years.

Last updated: 27.01.2022

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