The 12th European Pesticide Residue Workshop will be under the patronage of the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL).
Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL)
Being able to live a healthy life – that includes healthy foods, safe products and protection from disease. We examine foods and other products and develop blueprints for combating the causes and consequences of diseases. We inform and educate so that people can make their own health-related choices on a reliable basis.
We provide scientific expertise to support local food-control authorities, public-health and veterinary offices and labor inspectorates in their everyday work with citizens and companies.
The LGL deliberately combines different fields under one roof. Our staff includes food analysts, doctors, veterinarians, engineers, physicists, psychologists, home economists, chemists, lab technicians, lawyers, biologists and other experts. They work together beyond the borders of their disciplines, considering situations from different points of view. Information is readily available, connections quickly become clear.
And because jobs in the public-health and veterinarian service and in food control require specialized knowledge, we are the central educational institution in this area in Bavaria.
Examinations, regular and risk-oriented
Our sampling plans are risk-oriented. For especially susceptible foods, and lines of business or companies that have attracted our attention at some point, we have the local authorities send us samples quite frequently. Therefore, our objection rate is not representative of all foods in Bavaria. We of course also do non-scheduled testing, examining samples that consumers have dropped off at local authorities due to complaints, for example.