Scientific publications

The FSVO’s scientific publications inform specialists about scientific developments in the area of nutrition, food safety and safety of commodities.

Selected issues of statistical evaluation of binary animal toxicity data

The statistical evaluation of binary data from animal toxicity studies is complex and lack of awareness of this complexity can lead to misinterpretations. The FSVO is therefore providing a document to raise authorities’ awareness of these difficulties.

Responses at high doses may distort the benchmark dose in animal studies

The FSVO compared the two methods (NOAEL and BMD) currently used to determine the safe dose for humans of substances that are potentially hazardous to health. The research found that NOAEL is preferable to BMD in certain situations.

Report: Inquiries to Tox Info Suisse con-cerning food supplements, slimming foods and foods for athletes, 2014–2019

The Swiss poison control centre Tox Info Suisse provides advice in cases of possible acute poisoning, including reports concerning food supplements, slimming foods and foods for athletes. To obtain an overview of reported cases, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) asked Tox Info Suisse to evaluate the inquiries it had received over the past six years.

Last modification 18.09.2019

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