30.01.2014

Publication: a result of the German LExUKon project

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and -furan (PCDD/F) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl (dl-PCB) exposure from food were estimated using new food consumption data from the recent German food consumption survey (Nationale Verzehrsstudie II – NVS II). Based on these comprehensive data, information on the consumption of 545 individual food items by the German population was derived. With complementary concentrations of dioxin-like compounds in foodstuffs compiled from German and European authority programmes as well as the published literature, estimates of intake from food were determined. Accordingly, already intake of average consumers is close to a reference value derived by the Scientific Committee on Food in 2001. The complete results as published in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A may be accessed here.