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ARCHIVED - Food Research Division

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The Food Research Division of the Bureau of Chemical Safety engages in a range of research activities related to the identification, determination, distribution, and sources of, and of the effects of processing on, potentially hazardous chemicals in the food supply. Major activities of the Division are the development of methods of analysis for such chemicals, the conduct of surveys to determine the levels and extent of contamination of food; as well as National Surveys to determine human exposure to these chemicals. The main National Surveys include the Total Diet Study, and the Human Breast Milk Survey. The Division program is conducted in close collaboration with the Chemical Health Hazard Assessment Division, HPFB Regional Food Laboratories, the Toxicology Research Division, as well as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

For more information, please contact:

Bureau of Chemical Safety
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
Banting Building, AL: 2203D
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0L2
Email: bcs-bipc@hc-sc.gc.ca