Δ9-THC – a low-level impurity in food
The client identified a potential contamination risk in certain of their (non-cannabinoid) food products. Low levels of (-)-trans-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) – the main psychoactive component of cannabis – were analytically determined in several foodstuffs, from a specific production line.
Summarising hazard data on food additives and contaminants
On a regular basis over a period of nearly 20 years, bibra has provided a multi-national company with first drafts, or updates, of concise reports on individual or groups of food additives and contaminants.
The identification of oral and inhalation Health Criteria Values (HCVs)
Health Criteria Values (HCVs) are expressed in different ways, using the terminology specific to the authority that is recommending them. Oral values represent a regular ingested dose that is expected to be without appreciable risk to the consumer over a lifetime.
Derivation of a Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for a chemical in Food Contact Materials (FCMs)
Food-Contact Materials (FCMs) encompass all materials and articles that come into contact with food as it is produced, packaged, stored and consumed. Experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have stated that the safety of FCMs must be evaluated to ensure that their potential transfer to foods would not have any adverse effects on consumers . Under EU regulation (EC) 1935/2004, FCMs must not transfer their components into the foods in unacceptable quantities.