Chemical contaminants in food: The CASCADE Network of Excellence

Maria Bondesson, Jan Åke Gustafsson

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An European Commision program to identify and study the effects of foodborne environmental pollutants is discussed. The EU parliament proposed that industrial chemicals must be registered, evaluated and approved, and that the spread of harmful chemicals must be limited. The CASCADE Network of Excellence (NoE), whose scientific mission is to advance and provide information on the effects of chemical contaminants in food, supported the REACH proposal. The mission of CASCADE is to investigate chemical contaminants in food, and the risk that these chemicals pose to human health. The main objective behind the REACH proposal is to test more than 10,000 different chemicals for hazardous effects on humans before the year 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalFood Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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