Initial preliminary assessment of the health risks posed by longer-term consumption of foods contaminated with fipronil

August 18, 2017

An average daily intake level was determined for an initial preliminary estimation. As the estimation of the risk to consumers was made on the basis of the available data with a number of very conservative assumptions, the expected actual exposure of consumers should lie well below the exposures estimated here.

Based on German and European consumption data (NVS II Model and EFSA PRIMo (Ver.2)), no exceedance of the ADI value (0.0002 mg/kg body weight per day) results for any of the observed consumer groups through the consumption of chicken eggs and chicken meat containing fipronil, including processed foods made from them. With regard to the current fipronil findings, utilisation rates of the ADI of 76% and 24% were estimated for children and adults, respectively, from the consumption data for the German population. ADI utilisation rates of up to 74% were established for the various European consumer groups.

ADI stands for Acceptable Daily Intake and indicates the quantity of a substance which consumers can ingest every day of their lives without any recognisable health risk.

As the initial provisional estimation of the risk to consumers posed by the consumption of chicken eggs and chicken meat containing fipronil, including processed foods made from them, showed no exceedance of the acceptable daily intake levels over an entire lifetime, a health hazard is unlikely.

BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Related Consumers Articles from Brightsurf:

When consumers trust AI recommendations--or resist them
The key factor in deciding how to incorporate AI recommenders is whether consumers are focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) or on the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).

Do consumers enjoy events more when commenting on them?
Generating content increases people's enjoyment of positive experiences.

Why consumers think pretty food is healthier
People tend to think that pretty-looking food is healthier (e.g., more nutrients, less fat) and more natural (e.g., purer, less processed) than ugly-looking versions of the same food.

How consumers responded to COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has been a catalyst for laying out the different threats that consumers face, and that consumers must prepare themselves for a constantly shifting landscape moving forward.

Is less more? How consumers view sustainability claims
Communicating a product's reduced negative attribute might have unintended consequences if consumers approach it with the wrong mindset.

In the sharing economy, consumers see themselves as helpers
Whether you use a taxi or a rideshare app like Uber, you're still going to get a driver who will take you to your destination.

Helping consumers in a crisis
A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's pandemic-hit economy.

'Locally grown' broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers
In tests, consumers in upstate New York were willing to pay more for broccoli grown in New York when they knew where it came from, Cornell University researchers found.

Should patients be considered consumers?
No, and doing so can undermine efforts to promote patient-centered health care, write three Hastings Center scholars in the March issue of Health Affairs.

Consumers choose smartphones mostly because of their appearance
The more attractive the image and design of the telephone, the stronger the emotional relationship that consumers are going to have with the product, which is a clear influence on their purchasing decision.

Read More: Consumers News and Consumers Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to