Food, Health and Safety

Food safety is an important issue and quantitative risk assessment is essential for taking well informed decisions. The food industry is constantly introducing new foods for which health benefits are claimed. On the other hand, consumer concerns about food risks are highlighted by recent measurement programs of consumer organisations.

Biometris develops quantitative methods for:

  • risk assessment for human health and the environment
  • decision making and risk/benefit analysis

with specific applications in the areas of

  • pesticides and other chemical substances
  • novel foods such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and nanomaterials

For this we use

  • tiered approaches, from simple deterministic to fully probabilistic models
  • implementation in stand-alone software or web-based tools