Federal Office of Consumer Safety and Food Safety

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is an agency of the German government that comes under the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It helps towards food safety and grants authorization. [1] Jointly monitoring programs with federal states . [2] Within the framework of the European rapid alert system, the BVL secures the flow of information between the EUand the Federal States. It is also the contact point for the Food and Veterinary Office of the European Commission. Apart from that, the BVL supports the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in crisis management.


  1. Jump up^ Objectives of the BVL
  2. Jump up^ Role of the BVL on a national level