The BfR MEAL Study: What´s in your food

In what quantities do we ingest desirable and undesirable substances on average through our food? Are certain foods more contaminated than others? And what health effects does the preparation method have on the food? The BfR MEAL Study helps to answer these and other questions.

The BfR MEAL study from shopping to exposure estimation as a photo gallery. The photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.



Visit to the study kitchen from China

Exchanging experiences on Total Diet Studies in Germany and China: This was the objective of the delegation from the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) and the German MEAL Study team at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

BfR MEAL News: The BfR MEAL Study newsletter provides up-to-date and concise information

What foods are currently being examined for desirable and undesirable substances by the BfR MEAL Study? How many individual results are already available? At which event will current progress be discussed? The twice yearly BfR MEAL News of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is packed with information about Germany's first Total Diet Study.

First field phase completed: 135,000 analytical results show what`s in your food

Germany’s first Total Diet Study has completed the first of two field phases. In the past two and a half years, the BfR MEAL Study team has purchased almost 30,000 food items and then prepared more than 9,000 recipes in the specially fitted study kitchen, the same way they are normally dished up in Germany.