Welcome to the ECsafeSEAFOOD Contaminants database

In this unique database, data on contaminants of emerging concern in seafood species are collated. The database focuses on unregulated contaminants that give rise to concern from an environmental and public health point of view. The contaminants in question include brominated flame retardants, endocrine disruptors, toxic element species, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, perfluorinated compounds, microplastics and marine biotoxins, amongst others.This tool is useful for improving contaminant diagnostics and seafood risk assessment for food safety authorities and food diagnostic firms, as well as the seafood and aquaculture industries. The data can also be used by policy makers to help inform policy and advisory guidelines and by funding authorities to highlight the deficits in seafood contaminant research.

The tool is a part of the EU-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project which is currently working to assess food safety issues related primarily to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and to evaluate their impact on public health. The ECsafeSEAFOOD database will be updated throughout the whole project duration in order to include the most recent and relevant information available from different sources. ECsafeSEAFOOD project results are also being added to the database as they emerge.

If you have already registered, use your username and password to log in. If you have not yet registered, please send an email to johan.robbens@ilvo.vlaanderen.be. Once you have successfully logged in, you can find the database user manual by clicking here.

For more information, please contact us at johan.robbens@ilvo.vlaanderen.be.