In our diet, we are daily exposed to different substances that can be beneficial or potentially harmful. The exposure to certain of these substances can lead to health concerns. Identification of critical compounds in our food and determination of their levels can be conducted by Total Diet Studies (TDS). By combining obtained substance levels with data from consumption studies, the dietary exposure to different substances can be assessed and our food and our health protected.
Several workshops on TDS have been carried out in the past. From the first workshop in Kansas City (1999) to the most recent in Seoul (2015), much progress has been made within this field. Over the years, methods were optimised, knowledge was gained, and an exchange between TDS-supporting countries was achieved. Furthermore, more and more developing countries started to implement TDS.
In order to promote and support implementation of TDS and to continue sharing expertise, the 6th International Workshop on TDS is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin.
Within the 6th International Workshop on TDS, a three day training course shall provide insight into theoretical and practical aspects for starting and conducting a TDS. Target audiences are representatives from countries wishing to initiate a TDS.
Key topics are:
- Principles of TDS
- Planning of a TDS
- Food sampling and food preparation
- Chemical analysis and quality control
- Exposure assessment
- Data handling
The course language is English.
The number of participants is limited to 20 trainees.
The participation is free of charge.
For accepted training course participants, the participation in the conference part of the 6th International Workshop on TDS from 19 to 20 March 2020 is free of charge.
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German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Location Marienfelde
Diedersdorfer Weg 1
co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO)