TDS-EXPOSURE

TOTAL DIET STUDY EXPOSURE

Harmonisation across Europe

 

Total diet studies (TDS) are a public health tool used to determine population-wide exposure to both beneficial and harmful chemical substances in the diet, analysing foods as consumed.

TDS-EXPOSURE aims to standardise measurement of dietary contaminants throughout Europe and create an EU-wide network of TDS.

 

Project objectives

 

Approach and methods

Standardisation of methods for:

 

TDS-Exposure will assess a variety of methods for sampling and preparing food, and define best practice. Food selection will be based on national consumption data. Foods representing the usual diet for target populations will be collected, prepared as consumed, and related foods pooled prior to analysis.

 

TDS-Exposure will provide training for those countries without total diet studies.

Information will be published to promote better use of dietary exposure data and establish a legacy of harmonised methods and science-based recommendations for public health.

 

Expected outcomes

 

TDS-EXPOSURE results

For information about project results and publications visit TDS-EXPOSURE website: www.tds-exposure.eu

 

Join our training

Our objective is to promote knowledge and skills development across TDS-EXPOSURE through training and education activities. This will include three Summer Schools and individual exchange visits. To participate, your organisation must be a TDS-EXPOSURE beneficiary or willing to fund attendance.

 

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Coordinator

Jean-Luc Volatier

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)

27-31 avenue du Général Leclerc

94701 Maisons-Alfort Cedex – France

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Current activities

 March 2014 – Laboratory Quality Profile Results – collected as part of subtask 5.4.1.

http://www.tds-exposure.eu/?q=task-541-definition-laboratory-quality-profile

 

Grant Agreement: 289108 Total Diet Study Exposure,

1st February 2012-31st January 2016

 

TDS-EXPOSURE participants

26 beneficiaries from 19 European countries linked to

international organisations including WHO, FAO and EFSA. TDS-EXPOSURE is coordinated by ANSES.

 

 

Source:

TDS-EXPOSURE leaflet: http://www.tds-exposure.eu/sites/default/files/WP11/TDS-Exposure_leaflet_final.pdf