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There are 34 services for Product and material authorisations

Product and material authorisations

For the protection of people and nature, the handling of certain materials and the distribution of certain goods is regulated. This applies specifically to pharmaceuticals, active ingredients, and particularly hazardous substances such as radioactive material. You can find the relevant information here.

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Apply for a permit for the construction and operation or modification of an installation that does not require a permit

If you wish to construct and operate or modify an installation that does not require a permit and that is an operating area or part of an operating area and this may result in accident-related effects, you must apply for a permit.

Apply for a permit to modify an installation for the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources (repowering).

If you intend to make changes to an installation that requires a permit and generates electricity from renewable energy sources, you must apply for a permit from the relevant authority.

Apply for approval for recycling processes of plastics in contact with foodstuffs

Do you want to recycle plastics and use them to produce food contact materials such as packaging? Then you need to apply for approval for the relevant recycling process on the European Commission's online portal E-Submission Food Chain Platform.

Apply for approval for the operation of an X-ray facility or the significant modification of the operation for teleradiology

If you wish to operate a teleradiology X-ray facility or make significant changes to it, you must first apply for a permit from the competent authority.

Apply for approval of active and intelligent substances in food contact materials

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.

Apply for approval of health claims on food

Health claims on foods usually require approval. You can apply for this approval via the E-Submission Food Chain (ESFC) platform of the European Commission .

Apply for approval of new substances for plastics in food contact materials

You want to use a new substance for the production of food contact plastics? Then you need an authorization. You can submit the application online on the portal E-Submission Food Chain Platform of the European Commission.

Apply for approval of new substances for regenerated cellulose film in contact with foodstuffs

You want to use new substances for the production of regenerated cellulose films in food contact? To do so, you need to submit an application for approval on the European Commission's online portal E-Submission Food Chain Platform.

Apply for feed authorisation

With a value of around 10 billion euros, animal feed is the most important agricultural input in Germany. The demand for animal feed is about 66 million tons per year, which...

Apply for inclusion of a smoke flavoring primary product in the Community list of authorized primary products.

If you want to use a new smoke flavoring in or on food, you must have it approved at the European level . If approved, the smoke flavoring will be placed on the EU Community List of Primary Products.

Apply for recognition as a testing, inspection or certification body (PÜZ body) for construction products

Building products, their manufacture/application Types of construction whose execution require exceptional expertise and experience of the persons entrusted with them, must...

Apply for recognition for radon measurements in the workplace

If you want to provide and evaluate devices for legally required measurements of radon activity concentration at workplaces, you must be recognized by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).

Applying for a permit for an accident-relevant modification of a plant requiring a permit

If you intend to make changes to an installation requiring a permit that are relevant to an incident, you must first apply to the responsible authority for a permit.

Applying for a permit to manufacture medicinal products

If you wish to manufacture medicinal products (human or veterinary medicinal products, including clinical investigational medicinal products), test sera or test antigens, active...

Applying for approval for a significant change to an installation requiring approval

If you intend to make significant changes to an installation that requires a permit, you must apply for a permit from the responsible authority.

Applying for approval to operate or significantly change the operation of a technical X-ray facility

If you wish to operate technical X-ray equipment or make significant changes to it, you must first apply for a permit from the responsible radiation protection authority.

Applying for authorisation of medicinal products

Permits, approvals and certificates in connection with medicinal products are issued by the State Administration Office in Halle. It is also responsible for supervising...

Certify explosion-proof equipment

In principle, conformity assessment procedures must be carried out for products in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Display a plant that requires approval for the first time due to a change in the law

If you are constructing or have erected a plant requiring a permit and this installation has not yet been approved or notified, you must report this to the competent authority in due time.

Display the construction and operation of a plant that does not require a permit or a modification relevant to an accident

If you are planning an accident-relevant construction and operation or a modification of the installation relevant to an operation that does not require a permit and which is an operating area or part of an operating area, you must notify this.

Foodstuffs for special medical purposes, infant formulae and certain follow-on formulae for sale in Germany

If you wish to market food for certain consumer groups requiring special protection, such as sick people or infants, in Germany, you must notify the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

Lists of drift-reducing seeders: apply for equipment testing and registration.

Seed treated with certain crop protection products may only be applied with drift-reducing seed drills listed by the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI). You must have your equipment or conversion kits tested by the JKI if they are to be included in the lists.

Notification of food supplements for sale in Germany

If you wish to market food supplements in Germany, you must notify the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

Notify cosmetic products (possibly with nanomaterials) before placing them on the market

Cosmetic products that you wish to make available on the European market for the first time must be notified to the European Commission in advance via the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP).

Obtain approval for the use of plant protection products on public land

Plant protection products can be applied in public areas, such as parks or cemeteries, by competent persons if they have been approved for this purpose by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Obtain authorisation for export of unauthorised plant protection products for use on infested plants

You can use unauthorised plant protection products under certain conditions on plants, seeds or other infested objects if they are intended exclusively for export from Germany. You need a permit for this.

Obtaining approval for additives in plant protection products

As a manufacturer, you must have new additives in plant protection products tested and approved by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Request consultation procedure for novel foods

Would you like to launch a food on the market in Germany and are unsure whether it should be classified as a novel food? Then you can ask the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) for advice.

Request information on medicinal products for human use authorised or registered in Germany and on immunological medicinal products for use in animals.

If you would like information on the approval, testing and safety of a medicinal product for use in humans or immunological veterinary medicinal products, you can obtain information.

Request risk assessment for new substances in food contact materials that are not subject to EU-wide harmonized material-specific regulation.

If no EU-wide harmonized material-specific regulations exist for a food contact material, you can submit a request for risk assessment to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).

Sending notifications of high-activity sealed radioactive sources to the HRQ register

You must send a notification of the transfer, receipt, other presence or leakage tests of high-activity sealed radioactive sources to the HRQ register.

Share recipes of tattooing products

As a manufacturer or importer of tattooing products including certain comparable substances and preparations, you must notify the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) of the formulations.

Submit an application for the use of a term as a common traditional name as an exception to the application of Article 1(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Designations that can be construed as health claims may be used without an approval procedure, provided that an approved health claim is attached. You can apply for an exception to this rule for traditional names.