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Food flavourings, food additives and food contact materials exposure tool

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.

The final release of FACET 3.0.2 is available.