Product safety

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) aims to protect consumers and minimise the risks concerning the use of tobacco products, cosmetics, food contact materials and other commodities which come into contact either with humans directly or with food intended for human consumption. 

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Overview of topics

Toy safety

Toys that are placed on the market must meet all safety requirements in force and must not endanger human health. The Federal Government has adopted a series of relevant measures to ensure the best possible protection.


Cosmetic products – EU regulation enhances product safety

Only safe cosmetic products may be placed on the EU market. The EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 lays down relevant provisions to ensure a high level of health protection with regard to cosmetic products. These rules are constantly being adapted to reflect the latest progress made in the technical and scientific sector.


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