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Sprout production Approval

The production of sprouts generally requires official approval.

Approval shall be granted on application only after at least one official on-the-spot check. It may be granted for a limited period and subject to conditions. With the approval, the permanent establishment also receives the approval number, which is made public.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES).


  • Compliance with the requirements of Article 2 sentence 2 of Regulation (EU) No 201/2013 on the approval of sprout-producing establishments pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 852/2004

Which documents are required?

  • Operational Mirror
  • Draft of a scale operating plan from which:
    • the material and personnel flow as well as
    • the installation of the machines can be seen
  • in the case of craft businesses, documents showing the activity planned in the respective premises instead.

Additional 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?

The activity may only be started after the establishment has been approved by the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

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

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

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)