Chemicals in Food 2015: Overview of Data Collection Reports

Chemicals are essential building blocks for practically everything in the world. All living organisms – including people, animals and plants – consist of chemicals. And also all food is made up of chemical substances.

The chemicals in our food are largely harmless and often desirable – for example, nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre are made up of chemical compounds. These chemicals contribute both to a rounded diet and to our eating experience. Chemicals occur naturally in the food chain and also as a result of, for example, farming, food processing and transportation.

Author
EFSA
ISBN number
978-92-9199-665-0
ISSN Number
2443-6089
Catalogue number
TM-AU-15-001-EN-N
Number of pages
24
Published
14 April 2015