DEEM-FCID is a dietary exposure analysis system for performing chronic and acute exposure assessments. This beta version is not intended for regulatory purposes, but is instead being released as an evaluation version for public testing and review. We will continue to use the current version of DEEM-FCID (v. 2.03) to conduct dietary risk assessments for estimating exposure and establishing pesticide tolerances.
The beta version of DEEM-FCID being released for public testing and evaluation contains more recent food commodity consumption data derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2003-2006 in place of the data from the USDA Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals 1994-96/1998 that are currently used in dietary assessments.
DEEM-FCID can be used to estimate dietary intake of toxicants, pesticides, and natural constituents – in short for any component of food or water. We can use this beta version of the software to look at exposures at each eating occasion rather than considering the entire day’s food and drink intake at once. This will allow us to make more refined risk assessments where appropriate.