Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

Consumer protection

Whether as consumer of food products and enjoyment foods, as clients of financial services providers, telecommunications companies, or tour operators, as patient or passenger; consumer protection concerns almost every area of life where people and businesses or institutions come into contact.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) the BLE acts as project initiator (ptble) and manages, technically and in terms of organization, projects in the fields of consumer health protection. The focus is primarily on resource-efficient and forward-looking production of healthy and safe foods, and on improved information and security for consumers when consuming and handling food products and enjoyment foods, materials and other substances with which they come into contact within everyday life.