Chemical Contaminants In The Food Chain


Contaminants are chemical substances that have not been intentionally added to food or feed. These substances may be present in food as a result of the various stages of its production, processing, or transport. They also might result from environmental contamination. Contaminants may pose a risk to animal and human health. 

An EFSA toxicologist explains why chemicals are present in food and how scientists try to assess their safety, while recognising the health benefits for the consumer.



Since its fundation in 1997, Unisensor has been developing rapid testing solutions for the food security, and in particular, the detection of contaminants in milk. For example, the detection of antibiotics in milk is of great concern for the industry because of the potential interfering, adverse effects or health concerns.

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