Third report on the update and maintenance of EFSA's Chemical Hazards Database

EFSA's chemical hazards database, data model, critical study, hazard assessment, safety assessment.
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
13. Juni 2018
14. Juni 2017
External Scientific Report

The present document has been produced and adopted by the bodies identified above as author(s). This task has been carried out exclusively by the author(s) in the context of a contract between the European Food Safety Authority and the author(s), awarded following a tender procedure. The present document is published complying with the transparency principle to which the Authority is subject. It may not be considered as an output adopted by the Authority. The European Food Safety Authority reserves its rights, view and position as regards the issues addressed and the conclusions reached in the present document, without prejudice to the rights of the authors.


The present document is a summary of the update and maintenance of the EFSA's Chemical Hazards Database that has been established few years ago to map the hazard data as collected from the EFSA opinions, statements and conclusions; more specifically the repository holds summary data on chemical identification, document descriptors, hazard identification, and hazard characterisation/ risk characterisation. The repository includes data extracted from opinions and statements adopted by a number of EFSA panels including NDA (vitamins and minerals, novel foods, dietetic products), CONTAM (contaminants in the food chain, contaminants in the feed chain), FEEDAP (feed additives‐application linked to 1381/2003, feed additives‐application under to 1381/2003, feed additives‐other), AFC (food additives, food contact materials, nutrient sources, processing aids, flavourings), CEF (food contact materials, food manufacturing processes, processing aids, flavourings), ANS (food additives, nutrient sources) and PPR (pesticides). Substances which do not fall within the category of chemicals (e.g., microorganisms and enzymes) are excluded from the EFSA's Chemical Hazards Database.

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