Food is defined as “all materials and substances meant for human consumption, or which can be rationally expected to be consumed by humans in a processed, semi-processed or raw condition”. more
Commodities are items used in daily life which come into direct contact with human skin, or indirectly via foodstuffs. Commodities are made of various materials such as wood, ceramic, glass, textiles, leather, plant fibres, metal, rubber, or plastic. more
LAVES - More Safety for the Consumer
What can I still eat? Surely everyone has already asked himself this question. News reports about BSE, Avian influenza or Nitrofen have made consumers insecure. That is why Lower Saxony has taken action.
In the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety - LAVES -, all tasks of the consumers health protection are focused on minimizing risks and to continually encourage consumer confidence.
Six official Institutes belong to the LAVES organization throughout Lower Saxony. The head office is located in Oldenburg.