If you are concerned about a chemical contamination issue with your food product, or you require reassurance about particular unavoidable food contaminants, eg natural toxins present in the normal diet, we can help.
Perhaps you are struggling to keep up to date with scientific developments in certain areas of toxicology, or to understand particular issues? Whether it is endocrine disruption, assessment of chemical mixtures, the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) concept, JECFA’s flavourings evaluation programme or any other areas of toxicology evaluation, again, we can help you.
Over many years our scientists have been providing independent assessments of the potential risks arising from multiple incidents of chemical contamination of food and drink and are ready to support you.
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The EU Framework Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 (as amended) lays down the general principles and requirements of food law in Europe. Of particular note are the food safety requirements under Article 14, which state that “food shall not be placed on the market if it is unsafe”, and “it shall be deemed unsafe if it is considered to be injurious to health or unfit for human consumption”.
In determining whether a food is unsafe, account is taken of the normal conditions of use of the food by the consumer and at each stage of production, processing and distribution, and of the information provided to the consumer (whether on the label or generally available), concerning the avoidance of specific adverse health effects from a particular food or category of foods.
Account is taken of the probable immediate, short-term and/or long-term effects on individuals (or even subsequent generations), of the probable cumulative toxic effects, and of the particular health sensitivities of a specific category of consumers if the food is intended for that group.
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