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Food (market surveillance)

In producers, egg packing centres and slaughterhouses as well as in wholesalers and distribution centres of the retail trade (the so-called "bottlenecks" of marketing), agricultural products of animal and plant origin are checked by quality inspectors for compliance with the EU-uniform or German quality standards, quality characteristics and commercial classes. Uniform quality criteria facilitate Community trade and thus ensure that the population is supplied with consistently high quality.

Monitoring activities take place mainly in the market sectors of beef and pork, eggs and poultry, fruit, vegetables and table potatoes (economic consumer protection).

Who should I contact?

In Lower Saxony, the State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety is responsible for market surveillance.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LAVES)
Address: Röverskamp 5, 26203 Wardenburg
Postal address: Post Office Box 39 49, 26029 Oldenburg (Oldenburg)
Telephone: 0441 570 26-0
Fax: 0441 570 26-179

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)