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MEAL Data on the Iodine Supply in Germany

Iodine is an essential trace element that must be consumed with the diet. Both, an insufficient and an excessive iodine intake, can be associated with health risks.

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Cooperation sought: BfR MEAL Study opens long-term storage facility

The field study phase of the first German Total Diet Study has been completed. Over the past four years, the BfR MEAL Study team has bought around 60,000 food items, processed them into meals and analysed them for almost 300 substances. At the time of sampling, pooled samples of foods were stored in a long-term storage facility. They are stored at minus 20 degrees Celsius in glass or polypropylene containers. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) provides these long-term samples for external cooperation. Various cooperations are possible: e.g. further analysis of substances not taken into account in the BfR MEAL Study or a comparison of the samples with data from other analyses. In order to assess the possibility of a cooperation, interested parties are asked to send an outline of the project idea of max. two pages as well as information on the required sample amount by email to meal@bfr.bund.de.

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How much sweetener is there in soft drinks?

The latest project of the BfR MEAL study asks, how much of sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate and saccharine are contained in soft drinks such as lemonades, fruit soft drinks and energy drinks.

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Digital Green Week 2021: a look into the BfR MEAL Study kitchen

At the International Green Week, which took place digitally on 20 and 21 January 2021, the BfR was offering insights into the processes taking place within the BfR MEAL Study. Those who are interested could follow a video tour through the study kitchen and join the different steps starting with the purchasing of foods and ending with the preparation of a meal.

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Up-to-date concentration data for cadmium and lead

Between 2008 and 2010, the BfR calculated the levels of environmental contaminants, such as cadmium and lead, ingested via food in Germany as part of the LExUKon project. This was based on concentration data collected by the German food monitoring program. The first results of the BfR MEAL Study are now available. They complement these levels.

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Contact person

Prof. Dr. Matthias Greiner
Head of Department


Dr. Oliver Lindtner
Scientific Director


Dr. Irmela Sarvan
Head of Study


Susann Stehfest
Public Relations


Telefon
030-18412-22317


E-Mail
meal@bfr.bund.de

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