How Are Proposed Food Additives Tested for Toxicity?


  1. General Principles
  2. Types of Toxicity Studies
  3. Determination of Tolerance Level

Some general principles:

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Types of Animal Studies

Classification of Toxicological Tests

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Determination of Tolerance Levels

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Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.