AGES is a government owned agency attached to the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. AGES is to promote a holistic approach to food security, food safety, animal health and public health issues in Austria by integrating different disciplines along the human food chain in order to achieve synergy effects and to concentrate all relevant capacities. AGES was formed upon a Federal law.
R&D:AGES is responsible for integrated risk assessment and conducts research in the life-science areas. Specific areas for applied research are soil protection, agricultural production potentials (varieties and plant genetic resources, seeds, crop protection, plant health), GMOs, animal health, epidemiology of food borne and infectious diseases, nutrition, inspection and approval of medicines and medical devices and risk assessment
Services:AGES operates federal laboratories related to food safety (food and feed analysis, water analysis, residues analysis) and radiation protection, the main diagnostic laboratories related to food safety and human health, animal
Contact: Alois Leidwein