The website feedfoodtransfer.nl provides a platform for transfer models. These models can be used by risk assessors, risk managers, feed industry, livestock farmers and other interested parties. The transfer models are designed to estimate the transfer of chemical compounds from feed to products of animal origin (edible products). The models determine the resulting concentration of a compound in edible products during or after exposure of animals to a chemical compound in feed. The models can be used to estimate, for example, how long it takes before the concentration of a chemical compound in an edible product equals the applicable maximum limit.
Currently, models developed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) are available on this website. Financial contribution from the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) for the development of these models is acknowledged. In total, about 15 models have been developed by RIVM and WFSR, in many cases based on animal studies performed by these institutes and Wageningen Livestock Research. The aim is to make all models publicly available in the near future and to further improve and develop models. In addition, the model documentation including the R-codes will be made available.
New partners may join this initiative and we are looking forward to collaborations on the development and publication of models.
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