Print Email Facebook Twitter Possible use of food consumption surveys to estimate exposure to additives Title Possible use of food consumption surveys to estimate exposure to additives Author Löwik, M.R.H. TNO Voeding Publication year 1996 Abstract Several methods can be and are being used to assess individual food consumption. Four types, namely 24-h recall, dietary records, food frequency and dietary history are discussed. For assessing the exposure to additives it is concluded that the dietary history method is probably the best choice since this method is oriented towards a quantification of habitual food consumption. Dietary records and 24-h recall can be used as long as their short-term nature is accounted for. High intake levels obtained by those methods are in a way a worst-case analysis, especially when the calculations are based on users only. Since children have, on average, a higher consumption per kg of body weight and acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) are based on body weight, this group might be of special importance in risk assessment regarding additives. However, a relatively high intake among (young) children is an age effect and ADIs refer to lifetime exposure. Both food consumption and additive use in food products are changing over time, so that existing databases are prone to becoming outdated relatively fast. At the end of this paper an overview is given of existing databanks in the EU in relation to the estimation of exposure to additives. Subject NutritionAdditivesFood consumptionIntakeMonitoringSurveyfood additivebody weightcalculationconference paperdata baseeuropean unionfood intakehealth surveyhumanlifespanmedical recordmonitoringpriority journalrisk assessmenttechniqueAdolescentAdultAgedChildChild, PreschoolDiet RecordsDiet SurveysFoodFood AdditivesHumansInfantMiddle Aged To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c3c1465a-b000-43c2-a3d1-487fd136e45d TNO identifier 233317 ISSN 0265-203X Source Food Additives and Contaminants, 13 (4), 427-441 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.