Bijlage 2 bij advies BuRO NVWA over methylkwik in vis - beoordeling juli 2015

The Front Office received a question of the Office for Risk Assessment and Research of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA-BuRO) and the Netherlands Nutrition Centre (Voedingscentrum) in relation to the report "Statement on the benefits of fish/seafood consumption compared to the risks of methylmercury in fish/seafood" of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, 2015). In this report, EFSA indicates that (young) children may exceed the tolerable weekly intake of methylmercury (MeHg) via fish consumption. However, due to differences in fish consumption (both amount and type of fish) between countries within Europe, EFSA states that a general advice about fish consumption at the European level is not feasible.