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BfR Committee for Contaminants and other Undesirable Substances in the Food Chain
The BfR Committee for Contaminants and other Undesirable Substances in the Food Chain supports BfR in carrying out its task of advising the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) as well as the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on health assessment relating to contaminants in food and undesirable substances in feed.
Tasks of the BfR Committee
The Committee advises BfR on evaluating proposed maximum levels of contaminants and undesirable substances in the food chain which are relevant for consumers or livestock because of their toxicity or possible presence in the food chain. In addition, the Committee assists in the assessment of health risks for humans and livestock from undesirable substances in feed, which are carried over to the food-producing animals or the foods produced from them.
The findings of these deliberations reflect he latest scientific knowledge especially in the areas of toxicology, chemical analytics, animal feed as well as food and feed technology. The work results are also a foundation for decisions made by the control bodies of the Länder in the area of consumer health protection.
Members of the BfR Committee
Experts from universities, Land control bodies, federal research agencies and the Federal Environmental Agency were appointed as members of the BfR Committee for Contaminants and other Undesirable Substances in the Food Chain.