This site is the property of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Public Health, Safety of the Food Chain and Environment, referred to below simply as “FPS”.

The information provided on this site is not the responsibility of the FPS. Although the FPS has taken great care to ensure that the information on this site is as current, accurate, complete and correct as possible, we cannot guarantee that it is completely error-free. However, we undertake to make any necessary corrections that are brought to our attention.

The FPS cannot be held responsible for any errors or for any direct or indirect damage that may result from your access to or use of this site, nor for any damage or virus that may affect your computer or other computer equipment. The site contains references or links to information from other organizations or associations. The FPS cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness or accuracy of such information and accepts no liability in this regard. The associations, organizations and websites mentioned on this site are chosen objectively with the sole aim of providing visitors with the most relevant and complete information possible.


The information published on this website is free of rights, unless otherwise stated. It may be reused without condition for private, associative, scientific and commercial purposes. However, the federal authorities recommend that the source and date of the reused information be mentioned.

The reuse of multimedia material (photos, images, sounds, videos, etc.) is always subject to prior approval.

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The following information relates to the protection of your personal data. This is the data that allows you to be identified, directly or indirectly, such as your first name, surname, e-mail address and IP address.

Personal data is collected when:

  • You surf on the pages of In your browser, those pages begin with ‘https://latstalkantibiotics’. When a link takes you to another portal site, a website, an online application or a social network, you must check the terms and conditions for the processing of personal data used by those responsible for those services
  • You contact us

You are protected in accordance with:

  • European Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (entered into force on 25 May 2018) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR).
  • The law of July 30, 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data

1. Legal basis and purpose of the processing

Data are collected and processed anonymously for statistical and qualitative purposes.

2. Processed data

Personal data are collected and processed automatically when you visit one or more pages: IP address.

Non-personal data are also collected automatically without any link to your IP address, in order to respect your anonymity. They are used to establish statistics and to improve the content:

choice of language ;

search engine used ;

keywords used ;

site by which you arrived;

pages consulted ;

duration of consultation per page;

list of downloaded files ;

date and time of access;

browser used;

platform and/or operating system installed on your computer/phone/tablet.

3. Use of cookies

This website uses cookies, as do the vast majority of websites, in order to optimize the comfort of your visit. Cookies are small files that a website’s server temporarily stores on your computer or other device through your browser. Information is recorded in them. These cookies allow :

to ensure that the website functions as intended;

remember your settings during and between visits (e.g. language choice);

improve the speed and security of the site;

to improve the site on an ongoing basis (e.g. for statistical and quality purposes).

If your browser settings accept cookies (automatically) and you use any of the three sites listed above, we assume that you agree to our cookie policy.

If you wish to delete or manage these cookies, you can change your browser settings (more information is available at these addresses: Edge / Internet Explorer / Chrome / Firefox / Safari).

4. Retention Period

Your IP address is stored for 12 months; cookies are stored for up to 2 years, depending on the type of cookie. In exceptional cases, such as legal proceedings, your personal data may be kept for longer.

5. Security

The SPF guarantees the security (as well as the integrity and confidentiality) of your personal data. In particular, it is protected against unauthorized access, unlawful use, loss and unauthorized modification. For this purpose, we use security techniques and procedures that we do not detail on this page for security reasons. However, you should know that appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures are taken to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks.

6. Right of access, rectification, opposition and deletion

You have rights concerning the personal data we use: a right of access, rectification, opposition and deletion.

Your request will be processed within 30 calendar days. If your request is complex or if our services are faced with a large number of requests, this period may be extended by 60 days.

To exercise your rights, send an e-mail or a letter to our data protection officer, accompanied by a copy of your identity card with your signature:

     SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire et Environnement.

     Avenue Galilée 5/2 – 1210 Brussels

     E-mail :

7. Complaints

If you believe that the FPS Public Health, Safety of the Food Chain and Environment has not processed your personal data in accordance with the regulations in force, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority:

     Data Protection Authority

     Rue de la Presse 35 – 1000 Brussels


8. Contact

For any information request concerning our data protection policy, please contact our data protection officer: