WHO Technical Report Series Series 1002

Evaluation of Certain Contaminants in Food

Eighty-third Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

May 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    29th May 2017
  • ISBN 9789241210027
  • Language English
  • Pages 178 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.5"

This report represents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee convened to evaluate the safety of various contaminants or groups of contaminants in food.

The first part of the report contains a brief description of general considerations addressed at the meeting, including updates on matters of interest to the work of the Committee. A summary follows of the Committee's evaluations of technical, toxicological, and/or dietary exposure data for six contaminants or groups of contaminants (aflatoxins, 4,15-diacetoxyscirpenol, fumonisins, glycidyl esters, 3-MCPD esters and 3-MCPD, sterigmatocystin) as well as an evaluation of co-exposure of fumonisins with aflatoxins.

Annexed to the report is a summary of the toxicological and dietary exposure information as well as the Committee's recommendations on the contaminants and groups of contaminants considered at this meeting.

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