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Comparative hazard characterization in food toxicology
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases.
2009 (English)In: Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, ISSN 1040-8398, Vol. 49, no 7, 626-669 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Historically, different approaches have been adopted for comparing and characterizing hazards that can be found in the very complex mixture of substances present in food. In this review a variety of prominent risk assessment models are evaluated in the context of food safety. In their current state of refinement, though, they show limited applicability for comparative hazard characterization and impact magnitude scoring of adverse effects of substances in food. Nonetheless, some existing models hold building blocks and modelling concepts that appear promising for further development and integration. Thus, a new, dedicated, and generally accepted model is needed that is capable of generating relevant "Impact Magnitude Score" (IMS) values for comparing potentially toxic substances in food. A brief outline of requirements for a model (Guided Toxicology-assessment of Health Impact; GTHI) is presented that considers "severity" (S), "duration" (D), and "proportion of population affected" (P). An important demand on such a model is to provide significantly improved food safety evaluation amenable to regulatory agencies and consumers. This review is based on a project entitled "Promoting food safety through a new integrated risk analysis approach for foods" (acronym: "SAFE FOODS") that is under the subsidy of the European Commission.

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2009. Vol. 49, no 7, 626-669 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-113840DOI: 10.1080/10408390802145617ISI: 000267766700002PubMedID: 19582642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-113840DiVA: diva2:291993
Available from: 2010-02-04 Created: 2010-02-04 Last updated: 2011-01-19Bibliographically approved

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