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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety




Updated on 13/11/2014

International conference on botanicals in food

Organised by : Anses, DTU, BfR

From 19/11/2014 to 20/11/2014

Place : Technical University of Denmark

Public : Open to all

Topic : Food and nutrition , Plant health & protection

Registration fees : 90 € (675 DKK).

International conference on botanicals in food: State of the art: risk assessment and regulation

Botanicals and algae, fungi (mushrooms) and lichens have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements that are sold in retail stores and on the internet. Botanicals are now also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However some botanicals or botanical preparations may pose a risk to human health, and data on the safety of botanicals is often limited. In addition constituents and potential toxic effects of wild plants are less well known that those of cultivated food plants.

 In this context, the National Food Institute from the Technical University of Denmark, will host on 19-20 November 2014 in Copenhagen an international conference on botanicals in food. Organized jointly with ANSES (the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) and BfR (the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment), the conference will review the assessment of the risks related to the use of plants in food and will address the issue of regulation.

The conference is relevant to universities, research institutions, regulatory bodies, food control institutions, the media and companies working in the field.

Should you have questions about the scientific programme or for practical information, please contact the National Food Institute at

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Technical University of Denmark
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Oticon Hall
2800 Kgs. Lyngby - Danemark