Effects of substances on humans and animals

RIKILT studies the possible effects of substances and ingredients in foods to assess whether they are safe.

Statutory

A safety assessment of the effects is a statutory step in registering any new foods and auxiliary materials used in agriculture. RIKILT uses various techniques to measure the absorption, digestion and health effects of substances and products.

Fewer tests on animals

Our aim is to develop methods that are as good as or better than experiments on animals, so that we can help to reduce the need for animal testing.

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