Food Labelling Enforcement

Food labelling regulations are harmonised across the European Union. But is the enforcement of these regulations? This analysis would suggest not.

Mycotoxins – Risk by Country

Mycotoxin risks are climate-dependent, but can be mitigated by good practice. Which countries’ products are at higher risk? The answer might be counter-intuitive.


Risk Ranking of Raw Materials

Food manufacturers could spend a fortune, testing every ingredient for every chemical contaminant and authenticity claim. How do you prioritise?

Food Colours and Dyes

Adulteration of food with illegal or undeclared colours is on most risk registers. But, in terms of previous history, the risk is focussed on relatively few products from few countries.

Tropane Alkaloids in Food

There has been recent concern about cross-contamination of food with natural plant toxins such as atropine and scopolamine. Where do they come from, and what foods are at risk?

Food Authenticity – Where are the Risks?

There is an echo-chamber effect with food fraud issues: a known issue will drive more testing, which drives more headlines, which drives more testing. Attempting to normalise for this effect can give a different picture of relative risks.

Allergen Recalls

Has the rise in popularity of “Free-From” products affected trends in recalls for undeclared allergens?

Control of Veterinary Residues in Food

This white paper, written for LGC Standards, describes the European Union system for controlling residues of veterinary medicines in food. More LGC Standards white papers available at https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Resources/Dr-Ehrenstorfer-whitepapers

Pharmaceutical Residues in the Environment

There is increasing concern about the chronic effects of trace residues of pharmaceuticals in the ecosystem. This White Paper was written for LGC Standards. More LGC Standards White Papers can be found at https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Resources/Dr-Ehrenstorfer-whitepapers

Food Contact Materials

This White Paper, written for Dr Ehrenstorfer, uses the examples of BPA, mineral oils, and PFAS to show the merits of a holistic approach to risk assessing chemical hazards in food. http://bit.ly/2Zr13vD