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LUXEMBOURG VETERINARY AND FOOD ADMINISTRATION (ALVA)

The Luxembourg Veterinary and Food Administration was created in 2022 by bringing together most of the food chain control bodies in a single administration. ALVA is responsible for the following tasks:

  1. official controls and other official activities in the field of animal health, as well as information, prevention and control of animal diseases;
  2. implementation of animal identification and registration;
  3. official controls and other official activities in the field of animal welfare, as well as information, prevention and improvement of animal welfare;
  4. official controls and other official activities in the fields of health safety, fair trading and safety of animal by-products, feed, food and food contact materials and articles;
  5. official controls in the field of food quality;
  6. official controls and other official activities concerning imports from and exports to third countries;
  7. analysis, testing and diagnosis of samples taken during official controls and other official activities in the fields of animal health, animal welfare, animal by-products, feed, food and materials and articles intended to come into contact with food;
  8. management of databases relating to authorisations, registrations and approvals of operators in the food chain;
  9. fight against fraud in the framework of ALVA’s missions;
  10. implementation of procedures for the placing on the market of food, materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and animal feed;
  11. management of crisis situations in cooperation with other relevant institutions;
  12. risk communication and official controls;
  13. development of integrated multi-annual management and control plans;
  14. Organisation of the administrative cooperation with the European Commission, EU agencies and international organisations as a contact point and national correspondent.

7B, rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen
Tel.: 247-82539
info@alva.etat.lu