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EFSA is the EU risk assessment body for food and feed safety. It provides independent scientific advice to risk managers. As the risk assessor, EFSA produces scientific opinions and advice to provide a sound foundation for European policies and legislation and to support the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States in taking effective and timely risk management decisions.
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Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS)
JAAS is widely considered to be the number-one journal publishing innovative research on the fundamental theory, practice and analytical application of spectrophotometric techniques to elemental research. JAAS contains peer-reviewed full research papers, technical notes, urgent communications, selected review articles.
Six popular Atomic Spectrometry Updates are published each year that critically review the most significant research in the field of analytical atomic spectroscopy and assessed from recently published literature.
Food Additives and Contaminants
Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A publishes original research papers and critical reviews covering analytical methodology, occurrence, persistence, safety evaluation, detoxification and regulatory control of natural and man-made additives and contaminants in the food and animal feed chain. Papers are published in the areas of pesticide and veterinary drug residues, environmental contaminants such as heavy metals, natural toxicants, mycotoxins, trace elements, migration from food packaging, food processing contaminants, authenticity and allergenicity of foods. Papers are published on animal feeds where residues and contaminants can give rise to food safety concerns. Contributions cover chemistry, biochemistry and bioavailability of these substances, factors affecting levels during production, processing, packaging and storage, the development of novel foods and processes, exposure and risk assessment.
Food and Chemical Toxicology
Food and Chemical Toxicology publishes original research reports and occasional interpretative reviews on the toxic effects, in animals or humans, of natural or synthetic chemicals occurring in the human environment. In addition to studies relating to food, water and other consumer products, papers on industrial and agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals are encouraged. Furthermore new areas such as safety evaluation of novel foods and biotechnologically derived products and inter-relationships between nutrition and toxicology are welcomed. The studies may address the physiological, biochemical or pathological changes induced by specific substances, techniques for assessing potential toxicity, including molecular biology or the mechanisms underlying toxic phenomena.
CONffIDENCE - Contaminants in food and feed: Inexpensive detection for control of exposure. The CONffIDENCE project aims to further improve food safety in Europe by the development of fast and cost-efficient methods for the detection of a wide range of chemical contaminants in different food and feed commodities.
MoniQA - Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Food Supply Chain. MoniQA brings together 33 organisations from around the world that are working together to help food manufacturers, retail outlets and regulatory bodies to cope with the challenges posed by a globalised food economy. In particular, MoniQA is establishing common methods and standards in food analysis.
BIOCOP - New technologies to screen multiple contaminants in foods
Monitoring for Chemical Contaminant monitoring in foodstuffs is a highly important and complex issue. As fresh demands from consumers and regulators grow to improve the food quality and safety, the need for improved technologies has never been greater. BioCop's innovative techniques will screen for multiple chemical contaminants in food to better support and ensure this goal.