We shall assume no responsibility for the integrity, accuracy or validity of the information or documents published on this website. The user is hereby informed that, particularly with regard to legal text on this website, only European Union legislation as published in the printed version of the Official Journal of the European Union shall be deemed legally binding.

No liability shall be assumed for any damages, tangible or intangible, caused directly or indirectly by the use of information provided on this website or any linked external websites, provided that neither the BVL nor WFSR are culpable due to proven wilful intent or gross negligence.

The same limitation of liability shall apply to damages caused in the process of accessing or downloading files or data provided on this website, such as in case of a virus on this website.

The BVL and WFSR reserve the right to modify, supplement or remove the information provided without prior notice.

Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites maintained by third parties. Such links are designed to provide access to third party content and merely offer further sources of information for users. The BVL and WFSR have no influence on the design or content of these linked websites and do not appropriate the content of these websites as their own.

Responsibility for such external content lies solely with the third party operator of the linked website. Linked sites are checked for potential legal violations at the time the link is established. No illegal content has been identified at these times. Linked websites shall not be regularly monitored without concrete evidence of a violation. The user of this website is asked to report any illegal content or link found on third party websites which are linked to this website to the BVL or WFSR (contact information above). In the event that evidence of illegal content is found, the offending link shall be removed from this website. Third party linked websites containing links to other sites displaying illegal or inappropriate content shall be investigated by the BVL and WFSR and, where necessary, the offending link to this site shall be removed.

The sites to which this website links on account of their technical content are operated, to some extent, on commercial basis and may therefore contain advertising of products or services. Any link to a third party website does not represent any endorsement of the products or services advertised on the linked website, in any shape or form.

Copyright/Terms of use

The content of this website may be subject to the copyright law. Texts, images, scientific or technical illustrations, compilation material and databases displayed on this website may be protected by copyright. The information comes primarily from data to be published, in accordance with Article 29 of Regulation EC No 1829/2001 and similar regulations in third countries. It is compiled by the BVL and WFSR, which ensures essential parts of the EUginius database itself are protected by copyright. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for non-commercial use, private or official.

Where the content of this website has not been created by the BVL or WFSR, the copyright of third parties shall be respected. In particular third-party content is designated as such. If, nonetheless, a violation of third-party copyright is reported, we will investigate immediately and, where applicable, consider such rights.

Reference to EUginius homepage

All publicly accessible content of this website may only be published or passed on to third parties if the source is cited. The same applies for any form of duplication, translation, storage or processing in electronic systems.

Proposed citation: (last visited: date)

The publishing of complete pages of this website with unchanged content or their inclusion in other websites shall only be permitted with written authorisation by the BVL and WFSR.

The commercial use of this information, in particular its distribution or dissemination for commercial gain, is prohibited. The use of the logos of the BVL, WFSR or EUginius is prohibited.

Links to EUginius website

You can create links to the EUginius website, if the pages are reloaded without external frame in a separate browser window or tab and are the sole element of the browser window/tab. The Information may not be altered or falsified.

The BVL and WFSR reserve the right to modify, supplement or remove the information provided without prior notice.

Picture credits/Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, copyright for the images on the EUginius website shall be credited to WFSR Wageningen University & Research.

Data protection

Privacy policy

The BVL and WFSR take the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we collect data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are complied with both by us as well as by our external service providers. The general use of this website is possible without providing personal information. You will only be asked to submit personal information for registration to access the members area or to complete order or contact forms. The BVL and WFSR shall implement technical and organisational security measures to protect personal information against loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Data protection regulations shall be observed.

Should you send us an email or letter, your personal information will be used only for correspondence with you. If you wish to contact us via email, please note that the confidentiality of the information is not guaranteed. The BVL and WFSR do not use a secure encryption system for email. We therefore recommend confidential information only be sent to us via post.

Protection of minors

Children and minors under the age of 18 years should not submit personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardian.

Access to EUginius

Whenever you access our server, data is stored for statistical and backup purposes. We record your IP address and date and time of your visit to our website for a limited period only. This data is used solely to improve our Internet service and is not traceable to you. In cases of serious violations of our terms of use or unauthorised access or attempted unauthorised access to our server, we reserve the right to initiate a search of personal data using individual data tracing.

We usually use session cookies on our website which place technical session-control data in your browser's memory. This data will be deleted when you close your browser.

If, in exceptional cases, we need to store personal data in a cookie, we shall first obtain your express consent. Additionally, we hereby inform the user that browsers generally have functions for managing cookies.

Links to other websites

Insofar as this website contains links to other websites, BVL and WFSR have no influence regarding the compliance with data protection regulations by these other websites.

Data protection officer at BVL

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 18 444-95750

Data protection officer at WFSR

Remon Klein Tank
Security manager IT
FS Information technology Wageningen University & Research
PO box 59
6700 AB Wageningen

Legal information

EUginius is a cooperation between the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and the WFSR Wageningen University & Research (WFSR). Subject to the limitations stipulated below, both institutions are responsible for the content of the EUginius website, and are therefore considered as operators under the Telemedia Act (TMG). The BVL shall be responsible for the technical support of the EUginius website.


Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
represented by its president Dr. Helmut Tschiersky
Bundesallee 50, Gebäude 247
38116 Braunschweig
Tel: + 49 (0)531/21497-0

Wageningen Food Safety Research, Wageningen University & Research
PO Box 230
6700 AE Wageningen
Tel: + 31 (0)317 480256

Hinweise zum Datenschutz/Data privacy


Das BVL und WFSR nehmen den Schutz personenbezogener Daten sehr ernst. Wir möchten, dass Sie wissen, wann wir welche Daten erheben und wie wir sie verwenden. Wir haben technische und organisatorische Maßnahmen getroffen, damit die Vorschriften über den Datenschutz sowohl von uns, als auch von externen Dienstleistern beachtet werden. Die Nutzung dieser Internetseite ist grundsätzlich ohne Bekanntgabe personenbezogener Informationen möglich. Lediglich, wenn Sie sich für den geschützten Bereich anmelden, den Newsletter bestellen oder das Kontaktformular nutzen, werden Sie gebeten, die für die Bearbeitung erforderlichen persönlichen Informationen zu übermitteln. Das BVL und WFSR treffen technische und organisatorische Sicherheitsmaßnahmen, um personenbezogene Daten vor Verlust und Missbrauch zu schützen. So werden Ihre Daten in einer sicheren Betriebsumgebung gespeichert, die der Öffentlichkeit nicht zugänglich ist. Die datenschutzrechtlichen Bestimmungen werden beachtet.

Wenn Sie uns eine E-Mail senden oder uns schreiben, so werden Ihre personenbezogenen Daten ausschließlich für die Korrespondenz mit Ihnen verwandt. Sollten Sie mit uns per E-Mail in Kontakt treten wollen, weisen wir darauf hin, dass die Vertraulichkeit der übermittelten Informationen nicht gewährleistet ist. Das BVL und WFSR benützen kein sicheres Verschlüsselungssystem für E-Mails Wir empfehlen Ihnen daher, uns vertrauliche Informationen ausschließlich über den Postweg zukommen zu lassen.

Minderjährigenschutz/Minor protection

Kinder und Personen unter 18 Jahren sollten ohne Zustimmung ihrer Eltern oder Erziehungsberechtigten keine personenbezogenen Daten an uns übermitteln.

Zugriff auf das Internetangebot/Access to EUginius

Bei jedem Zugriff auf unsere Server werden Daten für statistische und Sicherungszwecke gespeichert. Wir erfassen hier lediglich für eine begrenzte Zeit Ihre IP Nummer, sowie Datum und Uhrzeit Ihres Zugriffs auf unsere Internetseiten. Diese Daten werden ausschließlich zur Verbesserung unseres Internetdienstes genutzt und nicht auf Sie zurückführbar ausgewertet. Wir behalten uns das Recht vor, im Falle von schweren Verstößen gegen unsere Nutzungsbedingungen und bei unzulässigen Zugriffen bzw. Zugriffsversuchen auf unsere Server unter Zuhilfenahme einzelner Datensätze eine Herleitung zu personenbezogenen Daten zu veranlassen.

Auf unseren Webseiten verwenden wir in der Regel sogenannte Session-Cookies, die Daten zur technischen Sitzungssteuerung im Speicher Ihres Browsers ablegen. Diese Daten werden spätestens mit dem Schließen Ihres Browsers gelöscht.

Sollten wir ausnahmsweise in einem Cookie auch personenbezogene Daten speichern müssen, werden wir vorab Ihre ausdrückliche Einwilligung einholen. Des Weiteren weisen wir darauf hin, dass Browser in der Regel über Funktionen zur Verwaltung von Cookies verfügen.

Links zu Webseiten anderer Anbieter/Links to other web pages

Soweit dieses Internetangebot Links zu Webseiten anderer Anbieter enthält, wird darauf hingewiesen, dass des BVL und WFSR keinen Einfluss auf die Einhaltung der Datenschutzbestimmungen durch diese Anbieter haben.

Datenschutzbeauftragter des BVL/Responsible for data privacy at BVL

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 18 444-95750

Datenschutzbeauftragter des WFSR/Data privacy officer at WFSR

Remon Klein Tank
Security manager IT
FS Information Technology Wageningen University & Research
PO box 59
6700AB Wageningen