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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Total Diet Studies (TDSs)

Total Diet Studies (TDSs) are carried out nationally and follow a standard methodology recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Their primary aim is to monitor exposure of the population to chemical substances present in food, including residues of plant protection products, environmental contaminants, neoformed compounds, natural toxins, additives, trace elements or minerals.