Equipment, goods and materials - Product safety
Products for private consumption must be safe and harmless to health. This applies to the intended use, but also for foreseeable misuse. The manufacturer or importer is liable for this safety.
Here you will find information about formalities related to this subject:
Ethics committee; application for registration
If you want to evaluate clinical trials of medicinal products as a public ethics committee, you must first register with the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM).
European Technical Assessment; Application
If you would like to obtain a European Technical Assessment (ETA) for your construction product, you can apply for one at Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).
Genetic engineering; approval and monitoring
Genetic engineering comprises molecular biological methods for the targeted modification of genetic material. The handling of genetic engineering is defined by the Genetic Engineering Act. In Bavaria, the governments of Lower Franconia (for northern Bavaria) and Upper Bavaria (for southern Bavaria) are responsible for enforcing the Genetic Engineering Act.
Food contact materials; application for authorisation of active and intelligent substances
Do you want to use active and intelligent substances for materials that come into contact with food? Then you need to apply for approval on the European Commission's online portal E-Submission Food Chain Platform.
Food monitoring; control of tobacco products and related products, cosmetics and consumer goods
The official food monitoring controls not only food, but also consumer goods, cosmetics and tobacco products to ensure the protection of consumers.
Medical devices; monitoring of operators
The industrial inspectorates inspect the operation of medical-technical equipment.
Ammunition; testing and approval
Ammunition intended for trade is approved by the firing offices with regard to correct marking, dimensions and compliance with the maximum permissible gas pressure.
Armor, glass and protective equipment; material testing
For preventive measures in the field of personal and property protection, both reinforced semi-finished and finished products are required. The bombardment offices therefore carry out material tests in this sense.
Substance consumer protection; market surveillance
Substance-related consumer protection or market surveillance is primarily understood to mean the monitoring of the placing on the market of substances, mixtures and articles by manufacturers, importers and users as well as wholesalers and retailers.
Technical consumer protection; market surveillance Product safety
The mission of the trade inspectorate at the governments is to ensure safe products in the area of technical consumer protection.