Mechanisms - Official food controls according to the Austrian Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act

Lead government agency:
Federal Ministry of Health
Established year:
2006

Function(s)

Monitoring:
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Public dissemination of monitoring results
  • Applying sanctions to identified violations
Explanations
Mandate: 

Mandated to monitor compliance with national legislative or other appropriate measure. Monitoring in: health facilities, retail shops, pharmacies, other (producers)

Notes: 

Monitoring has been conducted in Austria since a very long time (see Food Act 1975), according to the national control plan. It is an ongoing process in Austria. Sanctions were imposed on the violations identified during monitoring, including administrative sanctions. The administrative authorities are responsible for fines.

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