Every consumer expects flawless and safe food. First of all, everyone who is an entrepreneur in the food chain is responsible for this.
Food control authorities shall carry out risk-based, systematic controls and sampling to verify whether food business operators have implemented and comply with the requirements of food law and, where appropriate, enforce them.
If deficiencies are detected, it is the task of the official food control to ensure that they are rectified immediately and that infringements of existing legislation are punished.
Monitoring is organised in a similar way for cosmetics, tobacco products and consumer goods.
Further information can also be found on the website of the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES).
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the veterinary and food control offices of the districts, the Hanover region, the independent cities and the Zweckverband Veterinäramt JadeWeser.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
Text checked by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development; updated 01.09.2011
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.