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Food consumption data are a key element of EFSA’s risk assessment activities, forming the basis of dietary exposure assessment at the European level. In 2011, EFSA released the Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database, gathering consumption data from 34 national surveys representing 66,492 individuals from 22 European Union member states….
Authors: Vilone Giulia, Comiskey D, Heraud F, O’Mahony C.
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Background: The feasibility of using a retailer fidelity card scheme to estimate food additive intake was investigated in an earlier study. Fidelity card survey information was combined with information provided by the retailer on levels of the food colour Sunset Yellow (E110) in the foods to estimate a daily…
Authors: McNamara C, Mehegan J, O’Mahony C, Safford B, Smith B, Tennant D, Buck N, Ehrlich V, Sardi M, Haldemann Y, Nordmann H, Jasti PR.
Publication date: 04/10/2013
Recent rapid technological advances are producing exposure data sets for which there are no available data quality assessment tools. At the same time, regulatory agencies are moving in the direction of data quality assessment for environmental risk assessment and decision-making. A transparent and systematic approach to evaluating exposure data will aid…
Authors: LaKind Judy S., Cian O’Mahony, Thomas Armstrong, Rosalie Tibaldid, Benjamin C. Blounte, Daniel Q. Naiman
Publication date: 25/01/2019
Children with phenylketonuria (PKU) and severe cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) consume prescribed, specially formulated, foods for special medical purposes (FSMPs) in addition to having restricted intake of normal foods. These vulnerable patients are exposed to artificial sweeteners from the consumption of a combination of both free and prescribed…
Authors: O’Sullivan Aaron J., Cian O’Mahony, Leo Meunier, Nik Loveridge & Aideen I. McKevitt
Publication date: 11/07/2018
This chapter outlines probabilistic methods for assessing population dietary exposure. It discusses and makes recommendations on how to move from deterministic screening-type calculations to higher-tier, more refined calculations using probabilistic methods. The question of how to deal with variability and uncertainty in the exposure scenario input variables is covered….
Authors: Cronan McNamara, Sandrine Pigat
Publication date: 13/10/2022
In 2008, a proposal for assessing the risk of induction of skin sensitization to fragrance materials Quantitative Risk Assessment 1 (QRA1) was published. This was implemented for setting maximum limits for fragrance materials in consumer products….
Authors: Anne Marie Api, David Basketter, James Bridges, Peter Cadby, Graham Ellis, Nicola Gilmour, Helmut Greim, Peter Griem, Petra Kern, Alain Khaiat, John O’Brien, Thomas Rustemeyer, Cindy Ryan, Bob Safford, Benjamin Smith, Matthias Vey, Ian R. White
Publication date: 17/10/2020
For improving human health, reformulation can be a tool as it allows individuals to consume products of choice while reducing intake of less desirable nutrients, such as sugars and fats, and potentially increasing intake of beneficial nutrients such as fibre. The potential effects of reformulating foods with increased fibre…
Authors: Canene-Adams K, Laurie I, Karnik K, Flynn B, Goodwin W, Pigat S
Publication date: 07/01/2022
The present study examined fruit juice intake and total energy and nutrient intakes according to juice consumption or non-consumption in participants in the National Dietary and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme 2014–2016 in the UK (n = 2723) and the Individual and National Study on Food Consumption 2006–2007 (n = 4079) in France. Total…
Authors: Mary R. Dicklin, Rebecca Barron, Shellen Goltz, Janet Warren, Thomas Boileau, Sandrine Pigat, Kevin C. Maki
Publication date: 17/02/2022
In this publication, we demonstrate the feasibility of employing a rapid and cost-effective online survey approach to gather habits and practices for Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore. We describe the methodology and display the type of habits and practices data that can be gathered through this approach. Although certain limitations…
Authors: Siti Amelia Juraimi, John O’Brien, John Hirsh, Adam Tan, Joshua Teo, Alain Khaiat, Kim Long Yeo, Benjamin P.C. Smith
Publication date: 01/04/2023
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