Through various studies below, we contribute to food safety for people
１．Studies on analytical methods of pesticide residues and veterinary drug residues in food.
Development of analytical methods for agricultural chemicals and veterinary drugs which were discussed the necessity in Review
Commission on Public Analytical Methods for Pesticide Residues (残留農薬等公示分析法検討会), and which were set up the standard value by new registration.
(developed about 20 methods / year)
２．Studies on analytical methods of radioactive substances and environmental pollutants in foods
・Surveillance of radioactive substances in foods including market
basket samples and development of detection methods for irradiated foods.
・Investigation research on environmental pollutants.
３．Studies on dietary intake of food contaminants and analytical methods of harmful substances.
・Collection of data on dietary intake of food contaminants, and
exploratory of contaminants to be evaluated for food safety.
・Development of analytical methods for harmful metals, natural
harmful substances and exogenous materials in foods, and collection
of their analytical data.
４．Studies on quality assurance of analytical results
Subjects for study in food field
・Veterinary drug residues
・Contaminants (dioxins, PCB, etc.)
・Natural harmful substances
・Harmful components in food, deteriorated foods,
and irradiated foods
・Chemical food poisoning