Summary of the 2015 Data Collection on Contaminant Occurrence Data

data collection, contaminant occurrence
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
1 July 2016
15 June 2016
Technical Report


A qualitative analysis of the 2015 annual collection of analytical results on chemical contaminants in food and feed covering the sampling year 2014 was performed. Data are submitted annually to EFSA by European data providers to support EFSA’s work programme in the area of contaminants. Overall, 664,681 analytical results were submitted. The analyses were performed on 157,603 samples collected by different European organisations. The data providers were governmental and commercial organisations; more than 96% 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.

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