Food safety

Guidelines for the Study of Dietary Intakes of Chemical Contaminants, 1985

The basic objective of these Guidelines is to aid countries with varying resources to assess the risk of possible exposure to chemical contaminants in the food supply and to aid countries in reviewing and amending current regulatory practices. This is achieved through the process of determining the estimated exposure of a population to chemical residues in the diet and comparing these dietary intakes with those that have been judged as acceptable through the work of the Joint Meetings on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in setting ADIs or PTWIs.