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.

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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.

The BfR MEAL Study in Numbers

How many foods are being processed into meals in the study kitchen? What foods are being taken into consideration and what substances are they being tested for? The latest issue of BfR2GO presents the BfR MEAL Study in numbers illustrated with compact infographics.

Federal minister Julia Klöckner visits the BfR MEAL Study Kitchen

What's in our food? This was one of the questions that federal minister Julia Klöckner followed up on in the BfR MEAL study kitchen during her visit to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on 4 June 2019.