Food and feed chemical contaminants in the European Union: Regulatory, scientific, and technical issues concerning chemical contaminants occurrence, risk assessment, and risk management in the European Union

Marco Silano, Vittorio Silano

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Abstract

A priority of the European Union is the control of risks possibly associated with chemical contaminants in food and undesirable substances in feed. Following an initial chapter describing the main contaminants detected in food and undesirable substances in feed in the EU, their main sources and the factors which affect their occurrence, the present review focuses on the “continous call for data” procedure that is a very effective system in place at EFSA to make possible the exposure assessment of specific contaminants and undesirable substances. Risk assessment of contaminants in food atances in feed is carried currently in the European Union by the CONTAM Panel of EFSA according to well defined methodologies and in collaboration with competent international organizations and with Member States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2162-2217
Number of pages56
JournalCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Volume57
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2017

Keywords

  • Contaminants
  • feed
  • food
  • undesiradable substance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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