Infographic: EFSA’s data collection work on contaminants

Each year, Member States provide EFSA with data on levels of contaminants in food and feed. The next deadline for submitting data is 1 October. Without the data provided by EFSA’s network of national experts, the Authority would struggle to produce the scientific advice required by risk managers to decide on food-related safety issues.

Our infographic answers these and other questions: How do EFSA and Member States cooperate to make data available for assessing the potential risks of chemical contaminants? Which contaminants are found in food and feed? What food types can contain contaminants? What is “Standard Sample Description” – and why is it a shining example of European food safety cooperation?


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New infographic on contaminants in food chain