RIVM and BfR partner to exchange scientific expertise

By Joseph James Whitworth

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BfR and RIVM build on work together
BfR and RIVM build on work together

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Germany and the Netherlands have partnered to develop scientific methods for risk assessment and communication.

The German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) are behind the agreement.

BfR will support the development of RIVM software for mathematical modelling of consumer exposure to chemical substances in products.

The agencies work together in exposure estimation and the development of animal experiment-free test strategies for improved assessment from the toxicity of mixtures of different relevant food ingredients, contaminants and pesticide residues.

Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, BfR president, said the RIVM and BfR have been collaborating on a project basis for years.

"In the area of scientific risk assessment of mixtures of substances and animal protection in particular we want to engage in even closer cooperation in [the] future."

Last month, The China Drug and Food Administration (CFDA) and BfR agreed to expand work in product and food safety.

One of the focal points was development of detection methods for contaminants and other substances.

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