EU Project
http://www.tds-exposure.eu/

01.02.2012
to
31.01.2016


Total diet studies (TDS) provide a scientific basis for population dietary exposure to nutrients and non-nutrients, and potential impact on public health.  The focus of the TDS-Exposure project is on exposure to food contaminants  which pose a risk to human health and the environment. Exposure will be based on whole diets, as consumed, rather than contamination of raw commodities, to give a more realistic measure of exposure to potentially harmful compounds than are currently available. TDS-exposure will standardize methods for food sampling, analyses, exposure assessment calculations and modelling, priority foods, and selection of chemical contaminants.

The role of ETH Zurich is to develop a database system (FoodCASE-Risk) for the management of the food contaminant data. The main research activity involves developing methods and tools to assess and manage data quality in scientific databases in general and FoodCASE-Risk in particular. The research builds on previous experience of developing FoodCASE, a database system for managing food composition data.

Partners

ANSES, France
Institute of Food Research, UK
European Food Information Resource, Belgium
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
NIPH/SZU, Czech Republic
INRAN, Italy
BfR, Germany
University of Granada, Spain
University College Dublin/National University of Ireland, Ireland
University of Ghent, Belgium
HAF, Croatia
PVD, Latvia
EVIRA, Finland
CAN/AESAN, Spain
FERA, UK
INSA, Portugal
NIPH/FHI, Norway
MATIS, Iceland
NHN/IZZ, Poland
ISS, Italy
TUBITAK, Turkey
University Rovira I Virgili, Spain
VITO, Belgium
NFA, Sweden
AISBL, Belgium

Team

  • Dr Karl Presser
  • David Weber