Openfoodtox: over 300 substances added to EFSA chemical hazards database

24 July 2018

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The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards has been updated and now includes data on over 4,750 chemical substances. The database is also more accessible thanks to an improved interface with more features for exploring the data.

The new version of the database also updates over 1,816 health based guidance values, such as acceptable and tolerable daily intakes. The data has been extracted from an additional 132 EFSA assessments in areas such as pesticides, contaminants, food ingredients, food and feed additives.

OpenFoodTox provides summary toxicological data used by EFSA for the setting of safe levels (reference points and reference values) of food and feed chemicals in humans, animals and the environment.

Source: EFSA, 19 July 2018