The controls carried out by the Federal Environmental Inspection aim to put a stop to the dangers and/or nuisances that affect health or the environment. They also have a dissuasive, educational, and preventive effect.
Furthermore, compliance with the legislation helps to establish the conditions for fair competition.
More specifically, the Federal Environmental Inspection controls the placing on the market of:
… and carries out different types of checks on:
- animal and plant species
- timber and timber products
Also, the Federal Environmental Inspection monitors:
- phytosanitary products (plant treatment products) designed for private individuals. Products used by professionals, such as farmers, are verified by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC)
What triggers a control?
What happens during a check?
What are the legal proceedings and penalties in the event of a violation?
Other types of inspection are organised by the FPS, such as for: