The Division Risk Assessment compiles health-related risk assessments along the food chain. Its main focus is on residues and contaminants, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and novel foods.
Health-Related Risk Assessment
Exposure assessment and risk characterisation are the main focal points in the drafting of comprehensive risk assessments. Exposure describes the contact humans have to substances and microorganisms. A wide variety of information is used in assessing whether health hazards are present. This also includes data on the occurrence of substances and microorganisms in foods and the amount of food ingested (exposure evaluation). Risk characterisation evaluates the risk a substance or microorganism presents in connection to the amount a person could be exposed to, enabling the assessment of the probability of an effect on human health.