BfR Committee for Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Foods and Allergies
The BfR Committee for Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Foods and Allergies supports the BfR in its tasks of formulating scientific opinions on food safety and consumer protection with regard to human health. It also gives scientific advice to the federal ministries and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and shares its scientific expertise with international bodies.
Tasks of the BfR Committee
The committee is tasked with providing expert advice to the BfR on issues relating to the assessment of health risks. These can result from food ingredients, foodstuffs for normal consumption (food supplements, fortified foods), foods for specific groups (e.g. foods for infants and toddlers, foods for special medicinal purposes), novel foods and novel food ingredients. The committee also advises the BfR on specific issues related to nutritional risks and allergies caused by food.
Members of the BfR Committee
Expert scientists - e.g. from universities, the medical field, industry, regional Land investigation offices and federal research agencies – were appointed as members of the BfR Committee for Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Foods and Allergies.