OpenFoodTox: substances added to EFSA chemical hazards database

07 April 2020

Article: 54/1406

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards has been updated, and now includes toxicity data on over 5,000 chemicals drawn from over 2,000 scientific evaluations carried out by the EFSA since 2002.

OpenFoodTox was launched in 2017 to provide a single point of access for summary data on substances assessed by EFSA. It describes for each substance the food/feed areas, such as additives, pesticides, contaminants, and the affected populations, such as humans, farm animals and wild animals.

Source: EFSA, 27 March 2020