The research on chemical contaminants focuses in particular on veterinary drug residues, and includes research on environmental contaminants and natural toxins in the food supply.
The research includes:
- Development of state of art methods to detect chemical contaminants using mass spectroscopy and biosensor technologies.
- Investigation of the fate of residues during processing.
- Application of the technologies as part of the national residue monitoring plan.
- The data and technologies underpin a quantitative risk based approach to the control and management of chemical residues in the food