Some chemicals are not intended for human consumption at all, but are nonetheless known to be present at various levels, like the residues from pesticides or contaminants from food packaging.
EFSA published a comprehensive overview of all the procedures they currently employ to assess dietary exposure to different chemical substances.
The objective of the study was to analyse the intake of food and nutrients in Irish teenagers using the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA) National Teens’ Food Survey 2006 and compare it against the Food Safety Authority of Ireland FSAI Healthy Eating Guidelines that were released in 2011.
The event was organised by Teagasc, in partnership with University College Dublin, Bord Bia and Dublin Institute of Technology, showcasing the unique combination of Irish food culture and tradition with the best of Irish food science and technology.
BACCHUS is focusing on the action of bioactive substances found in foods that are common in European diets including apple, chokeberry, sweet oranges, pomegranate, cured pork products and wheat.
This technique of running many simulations is known as the Monte Carlo method, a category of modelling techniques that has and is gaining currency in many different areas, particularly with increases in computational capability.
What does Cloud Computing really mean? What are the benefits of using Cloud-based technologies, over the traditional ones that we may be more familiar with?
Caffeine can be a controversial topic – many espouse its benefits while others remain wary of the negative associations. Caffeine, even in low doses, may increase alertness and improve performance efficiency tasks.
Risk ranking is a technique that can be used to identify the most significant risks, thereby prioritising them in a given situation to enable efficient and effective management decision making.
Studying different types of exposure such as from which route we are exposed, or chronic exposure, allows us to examine a range of scenarios.
Creme Global took part in the the Kick-off meeting for new EU Horizon 2020 project – PROTECT.
From a consumer health perspective, it’s vital that we can be sure the foods we eat are safe and are not going to make us ill. Microbial testing is one of the core components of QC in a food production environment to ensure there are no harmful bugs are slipping through into the final product.