Hear Professor Anne Marie Vinggaard from the National Food Institute explain how the latest knowledge on the harmful effect of chemicals will lead to a paradigm shift in the risk assessment of chemicals (video).
The European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, has made three short videos about chemical contaminants.
- See why chemical contaminants are present in foods and how experts assess the overall health effect of both harmful and beneficial substances in certain foods which may contain chemical contaminants (video).
- See how experts set the acceptable limit for how much of a chemical – both naturally occurring and manmade – is allowed to be present in foods (video).
- See how genotoxic substances can harm people’s DNA and how science is used to keep these substances out of our food (video).
Also check out this infographic from EFSA which shows the types of chemical contaminants that are present in foods. The infographic also gives an overview of what is done in Europe to collect more comparable data about the level of chemical contaminants in foods in the individual countries. This data is used to better protect European consumers.