Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

Vienna, Austria

The business of AGES is to promote a holistic approach to food security, food safety and public health issues in Austria by integrating different disciplines along the human food chain in order to achieve synergy effects and to concentrate all relevant capacities.

AGES executes federal state tasks in the areas of agriculture, food and feed safety control, control of infectious diseases, veterinary medicine, radiation protection medical devices and pharmaceuticals. AGES is responsible for authorizations of products, registrations of premises, controls and inspections and analyses in accordance with various Austrian federal laws such as the Seed Act, Feedstuffs Act, Plant Protection Products Act, Plant Health Act, Fertilizer Act, Plant Variety Protection Act, Radiation Protection Act, Austrian Medicines Product Act, Medical Devices Act, Medicinal Products Import Act, Blood Safety Act and Health and Food Safety Act.