The BfR is being given new telephone numbers, and the old numbers will no longer be valid from 3 pm on 22 February 2019.
The number for the BfR switchboard remains unchanged as +49-30-18412-0.


Pflanzenschutzmittel werden auf ein Feld gesprüht

Plant protection products: More clarity about residues in food

To what extent are residues of plant protection products contained in food? With a new orientation value (status indicator) established within the scope of the National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of plant protection products, the BfR wants to create more clarity for consumers.


Resistant bacteria: Wash uncooked vegetables and lettuce thoroughly and prepare them fresh by yourself

Salads, fresh herbs and bean sprouts pre-cut for consumption and packed in plastic foil can contain bacteria that endanger your health. The BfR has assessed the latest results of research and food monitoring on the transfer of resistance to antibiotics through the consumption of fresh plant-based products.

Zutatenliste eines koffeinhaltigen Erfrischungsgetränks

Intake of Phosphates: Babies, infants and children can exceed the health guidance values

EFSA recommends the introduction of maximum levels to reduce the levels of phosphates used as additives in food supplements. The European Commission is considering measures to lower phosphate levels in food. The BfR agrees with EFSA’s scientific assessment.


German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)


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