Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Istituto Superiore di Sanità is the leading technical and scientific public body of the Italian National Health Services. Its activities include research, control, training and consultation in the interest of public health protection.

One of the official tasks of the  Department of Veterinary public health and Food Safety is the protection of human health through preventive actions and control of the food chains, as recommended by While Book for safety of European Commission “from farm to fork”. Further a priority of the wholesomeness of the food chains.

The Unit of Food and Veterinary Toxicology has competences in the field of the toxicological risk assessment of food matrices, biomarkers of total exposure and characterization of possible risks associated to the exposure to “endocrine disruptors”.