What type of reports are included in the database?
The first publication of the database in 2012 was collected through a comprehensive literature search of publically available scholarly and media articles from 1980-2010 published in English.
How many entries and ingredients are in the database?
The first publication of the database in 2012 includes more than 1300 entries based on more than 650 articles. This includes information on more than 350 different food ingredients.
What does each entry in the database represent?
Each record in the database is a publicly reported unique combination of food ingredient, adulterant, and where available an analytical detection method published in one literature reference.
How can I contribute new entries to the database?
Users are encouraged to submit new entries to the database for articles that are missing using an online submission tool that is built into the database. Users will need to register in order to contribute new entries.