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

  • Link to BfR MEAL Study food list
  • Link to list of substances in the BfR MEAL Study

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