Research Unit Nutrition and Food Safety

The Research Unit Nutrition and Food Safety, led by professor De Henauw, has nutritional research, food safety research and methodological research as main research niches. They focus thus on different food-related aspects (e.g. nutrients) and their impact on public health, chemical food safety in relation to environmental problems and food-technical procedures such as the use of food colours. Their methodological research supports both research pillars. Specific marine research topics include toxicological risks associated with fish consumption and sea food as a dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids.