Food contaminant (Codex Alimentarius):
"Any substance not intentionally added to food, which is present in such food as a result of the production (including operations carried out in crop husbandry, animal husbandry and veterinary medicine), manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment, packing, packaging, transport or holding of such food or as a result of environmental contamination. The term does not include insect fragments, rodent hairs and other extraneous matter."
Our goal
Conduct fundamental and applied research to guide the proper risk management of food toxicants from the field to the plate.
Food safety is a multidisciplinary field aimed at providing consumers with a high-quality food product, free of contaminants. It focuses on the analytical and toxicological aspects, in addition to risk analysis and management. Food safety has become increasingly important due to the globalization of the food supply chain and increased international trade. [read more]
Food Safety Program
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Our laboratories are located on the beautiful MacDonald Campus in the town of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue [ West of Montreal ].

We are easily accessible by bus or by car (Trans Canada Hwy 40, and highway A20), at only 10 min. from Montreal-Trudeau Airport.
Where to find us?
Looking for other experts in Food Safety and Food Science? Or interested in proposing jobs /internships to students with a recognized & robust training?

Visit the Department of Food Science & Agricultural Chemistry @ McGill.

Food Science