The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new report aimed at the non-specialist providing an overview of the monitoring of levels of chemicals like pesticides, veterinary drugs and environmental contaminants in food across the EU.
The report aims to provide a balanced view of the findings of the extensive monitoring activities that are carried out at a national and European level each year and put the occasional discovery of a sample that exceeds official limits into the context of the vast majority that do not.
The European Commission acting Director General for Health and Food Safety, Ladislav Miko, commented: “This new report aimed at the European public translates complex scientific data on food in a more accessible and understandable way. I very much welcome this new way of reporting on issues that matter to people who are concerned about what’s in their food and hope we will see more of this type of food information from EFSA in the future.”
You can download the report here.