EU Specialty Food Ingredients News


People, animals and the environment can be exposed to multiple chemicals from a variety of sources. Understanding how combined chemicals behave is complex and the number of combinations is potentially infinite. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently launched a new interactive multimedia tool to help people understand some of the main issues and concepts around chemical mixtures, such as ‘combined exposure’ and ‘combined toxicity’.

EFSA scientifically assesses the chemicals in food and feed to determine if each one is safe. EU regulators use EFSA’s scientific advice to decide if the chemical can be present safely in the food chain, and at what level. Using new technologies and the best science available, EFSA’s work supports Europe's policy-makers to protect consumers, animals and the environment.

Access the EFSA’s platform by clicking here and find out more about safety, exposure and effects of chemicals.

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