The FSVO investigates the health risks of substances and organisms in food. It uses studies and monitoring to record the population’s dietary behaviour and food consumption. In this way, the FSVO procures the scientific principles for carrying out its statutory tasks. The results of this research flow directly into the risk assessment. They help to answer health policy questions and show where there are gaps and a need for action.
Research in the area of food safety and nutrition focuses on the follow-ing topics: