Apply for health certificate - for persons (food) / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Any person who commercially produces, treats, sells or otherwise places food on the market or comes into contact with food requires a certificate from the public health department in accordance with § 43 of the Infection Protection Act. In the case of trainees, a decision is made on a case-by-case basis (by the public health department).

Identity card or passportCost absorption certificate Health certificate, A decision by the job centre or an application for reimbursement from an authority is not sufficient in this case. The certificate of cost absorption must be addressed to the health office and must include the billing address and signature.

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The certificate replaces the previous health certificates (§§ 17, 18 Federal Law on epizootic diseases). The old certificates (from 1980) remain valid. Instruction takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 08:00 hours. Further information can be found on the homepage of the Health Office.
After previous registration by e-mail to or by telephone under 0471 590-2351 the instruction takes place in the health office. This will be handed out after the instruction.