Use of Intake Data in Risk Assessments by JECFA/JMPR and in Codex Decisions

  • J. L. Herrman
Part of the ILSI Monographs book series (ILSI MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) have both been meeting regularly for many years. Since the mid-1950s, when the first JECFA meeting was held [1], the Committee has evaluated more than 700 different substances, primarily food additives, but also contaminants and, recently, veterinary drugs. JMPR first met in 1963 [2], and since then approximately 200 pesticides have been evaluated.

Keywords

Toxicity Cadmium Arsenic Assure Aflatoxin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Herrman
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  1. 1.International Programme on Chemical SafetyWorld Health OrganizationGeneva 27Switzerland

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