Harmonisation of food categorisation systems for dietary exposure assessments among European children

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

  • Author: De Neve, Melissa

    Ghent University

  • Author: Sioen, Isabelle

    Ghent University

  • Author: Boon, Polly

    Wageningen University

  • Author: Arganini, C

    Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione, INRAN (National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition), Rome, Italy

  • Author: Moschandreas, Joanna

    University of Crete, Greece, Faculty of Medicine

  • Author: Ruprich, Jiri

    National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic, Department of Food Safety and Nutrition

  • Author: Lafay, Lionel

    Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (AFFSA), France

  • Author: Amiano, Pilar

    CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain, Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Basque Covernement, San Sebastian

  • Author: Arcella, Davide

    European Food Safety Authority, Italy

  • Author: Azpiri, Mikel

    CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain, 11Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Basque Covernement, San Sebastian

  • Author: Busk, Leif

    Livsmedelsverket, NFA - National Food Administration, Sweden

  • Author: Christensen, Tue

    Division of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Mørkhøj Bygade 19, 2860, Søborg, Denmark

  • Author: D’addezio, L.

    Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione, INRAN (National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition), Rome, Italy

  • Author: Fabiansson, Stefan

    European Food Safety Authority, Italy

  • Author: Hilbig, Annett

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn, Germany, Research Institute of Child Nutrition

  • Author: Hirvonen, Tero

    Finnish Food Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland, Risk Assessment Unit

  • Author: Kersting, Mathilde

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn, Germany, Research Institute of Child Nutrition

  • Author: Koulouridaki, S.

    University of Crete, Crete, Greece, Faculty of Medicine

  • Author: Liukkonen, K.-H.

    Finnish Food Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland, Risk Assessment Unit

  • Author: Oltarzewski, Maciej

    National Food and Nutrition Institute, Poland

  • Author: Papoutsou, Stalo

    Research and Education Institute of Child Health, Cyprus

  • Author: Rehurkova, Irena

    National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic, Department of Food Safety and Nutrition

  • Author: Ribas-Barba, Lourdes

    Science Park of the University of Barcelona, Spain, Nutrition Research Foundation

  • Author: Serra-Majem, Luis

    Science Park of the University of Barcelona, Spain, Nutrition Research Foundation

  • Author: Tornaritis, Michael

    Research and Education Institute of Child Health, Cyprus

  • Author: Trolle, Ellen

    Division of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Mørkhøj Bygade 19, 2860, Søborg, Denmark

  • Author: Sette, Stefania

    National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition (INRAN), Rome, Italy

  • Author: Van Klaveren, Jacob D

    Wageningen University

  • Author: Verger, E

    Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (AFFSA), France

  • Author: Walkiewicz, Alicja

    National Food and Nutrition Institute, Poland

  • Author: Westerlund, Anna

    Livsmedelsverket, NFA - National Food Administration, Sweden

  • Author: De Henauw, Stefaan

    Ghent University

  • Author: Huybrechts, Inge

    Ghent University

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Within the European project called EXPOCHI (Individual Food Consumption Data and Exposure Assessment Studies for Children), 14 different European individual food consumption databases of children were used to conduct harmonised dietary exposure assessments for lead, chromium, selenium and food colours. For this, two food categorisation systems were developed to classify the food consumption data in such a way that these could be linked to occurrence data of the considered compounds. One system served for the exposure calculations of lead, chromium and selenium. The second system was developed for the exposure assessment of food colours. The food categories defined for the lead, chromium and selenium exposure calculations were used as a basis for the food colour categorisation, with adaptations to optimise the linkage with the food colour occurrence data. With this work, an initial impetus was given to make user-friendly food categorisation systems for contaminants and food colours applicable on a pan-European level. However, a set of difficulties were encountered in creating a common food categorisation system for 14 individual food consumption databases that differ in the type and number of foods coded and in level of detail provided about the consumed foods. The work done and the problems encountered in this project can be of interest for future projects in which food consumption data will be collected on a pan-European level and used for common exposure assessments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Additives and Contaminants
Publication date2010
Volume27
Issue12
Pages1639-1651
ISSN0265-203X
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 1

Keywords

  • ingredients, exposure assessment, selenium, metals, Exposure, beverages, cereals and grain, lead, survey, cooked foods, colours, total diet
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