Identifying chemical risks in the food chain: new framework proposed

News in brief
5 February 2014

EFSA has proposed a new process for identifying emerging chemical risks in the food and feed chain using a variety of databases that log the incidence of industrial chemicals and environmental chemical contaminants in the EU. The framework would enable risk assessors to anticipate contamination of the food/feed chain by chemical hazards that have not yet been assessed by EFSA or other similar bodies. A procurement will be launched shortly to carry out a pilot study using this approach.