26.11.2014

Emerging chemical risks in food and feed

FoBiG together with Fraunhofer ITEM tests a procedure for the identification of emerging chemical risks in food and feed under a contract awarded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in October 2014. This pilot study will select 100 substances registered under REACH and apply the procedure to check whether it is able to identify chemicals that may represent a risk in the food chain. The original procedure developed by EFSA, which will be adapted during the project, is described in detail in a technical report published by EFSA in 2014. The project will run for 18 months until March 2016.