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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC's FACET exposure tool is a downloadable software to estimate consumers' exposure to food flavourings, food additives and substances that can migrate from food contact materials into food. It contains databases of chemical concentrations for food flavourings and food additives, industry data on retail packaging composition, chemical occurrence data or their prediction, and food consumption diaries, which are then combined into probabilistic dietary exposure models. This tool can for example be used to measure how different population groups (age, gender, people staying loyal to a given brand, or changing products) are exposed to different types of food additives, flavourings or packaging substances.
Please note that a final release of FACET 3.0 will be available in May 2016 and this will replace the current release of FACET 2.0.6.