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BfR Commission for Contaminants in the Food Chain*

The BfR Commission for Contaminants in the Food Chain supports the BfR in carrying out its task of advising the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in matters relating to the health assessment of contaminants in line with a high scientific standard.

Tasks of the BfR Commission

The commission advises the BfR on the assessment of health risks resulting from industrial, environmental and agricultural contaminants, including contaminants of natural origin, such as mycotoxins, as well as production-based contaminants in foods. This advice also addresses issues connected to the transfer of undesirable substances along the food chain.

The outcomes of these deliberations reflect the latest scientific knowledge, especially in the areas of toxicology, chemical analytics and food technology.

Members of the BfR Commission

Scientists from universities, regional Land investigation offices, federal research agencies and other research establishments were appointed as members of the BfR Commission for Contaminants in the Food Chain.

*up to 2017 BfR Commission for Contaminants and other Undesirable Substances in the Food Chain


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