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Dr Thorsten Buhrke

// a research chemist, worked from 1996 to 2007 at the Humboldt University of Berlin (doctorate 2002)

// He has worked as a research assistant in the Food Safety ­Department at the Federal Institute for Risk ­Assessment (BfR) since 2008

// Key areas of research: molecular mechanisms in the toxicity of food ingredients and contaminants, plus the development of methods for effect-directed analysis

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

Food safety: new approaches to analysis

Sure, it tastes good - von Prof. Dr Dr Alfonso Lampen, Dr Thorsten Buhrke, Hermann Broll

Food safety is a requirement stipulated by Section 14 of EU Basic Regu­lation (EC) No. 178/2004. Food safety monitoring activities conducted by state inspection agencies ensure nationwide compliance with the high levels of food safety in Germany. As well as monitoring microbial loads in foodstuffs, the agencies also focus on a wide range of chemical contaminants, such as dioxins. Whether the foodstuffs have been contaminated with these kinds of potentially...