Guide to information and contact points

You haven't found an answer to your questions on our website? Then you can send your question – as well as your ideas or comments – to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Due to the large number of e-mails we get, it may take some time until you receive an answer. Missing information, e.g. if you forget to enter your e-mail address, may also delay the processing of your enquiry or even make it impossible for us to respond to it.

What happens to my enquiry?

The enquiry you make via this form will automatically be sent by e-mail to the BMEL Consumer Help Desk for food, agriculture and consumer health protection issues operated on behalf of the BMEL by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

You would prefer to phone, send an e-mail without filling in the form or write a letter?

The Consumer Help Desk can be reached by phone from Monday to Thursday between 9:00 and 17:00 hrs on +49 – 228 – 24 25 26 27, by e-mail (unencrypted) at, by letter or card at Verbraucherlotse, D-53168 Bonn and by fax on
+49 – 30 / 1810 68 45 71 11.

If you use the contact form below, your information will be encrypted before transmission.

The BMEL cannot provide any legal advice.

If you require legal advice, please contact a consumer advice centre or a lawyer’s office as, under the Legal Services Act, the federal ministry is not authorised to provide such assistance. It is one of the duties of the state-funded consumer advice centres (Verbraucherzentralen e.V.) to advise and inform consumers and assist them in enforcing their rights. The BMEL is not invested with powers to supervise companies or intervene in their operation.

Please also note the information on data protection below!

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Information on data protection:

  • * Your data will be collected, processed and used only for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
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  • You can object to the storage, processing and use of your data at any time, either in writing or by e-mail to In this case, your data will be deleted without delay. However, we will then not be able to deal with your enquiry.

Bonn Office

Visitor's address:
Rochusstraße 1, 53123 Bonn
Postal address: P.O. Box 14 02 70, 53107 Bonn

Telephone: +49 228 / 9 95 29 - 0
Telefax: +49 228 / 9 95 29 - 42 62

Berlin Office

Visitor's address:
Wilhelmstraße 54, 10117 Berlin
Postal address: 11055 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 / 1 85 29 - 0
Telefax: +49 30 / 1 85 29 - 42 62