Summary of the 2014 Data Collection on Contaminant Occurrence Data

Question Number
12 January 2016
A qualitative analysis of the 2014 annual collection of analytical results on chemical contaminants in food and feed covering the sampling year 2013 was performed. Data are submitted annually to EFSA by European data providers to support EFSA’s work programme in the area of contaminants. Overall, 465 754 analytical results were submitted. The analyses were performed on 106 809 samples collected by different European organisations. The data providers were academic, governmental and commercial organisations; more than 98 % of the data were analytical results submitted by governmental organisations. The report provides an overview of the number of results reported by substance, country of the data provider and FoodEx1 food or feed group; the distribution of results by country of the data provider is also presented. 
Published in the EFSA Journal
21 January 2016