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Chapter 3: Risk-Off Method > Case Description - Pg. 50

Risk-Off Method · erence, using the scale factors According (1) and Exceeds (2), respecting the order- ing of the analytes mentioned in Frame1; Weights for malignant potential of concen- tration (i): Defined by experts according to the malignant potential of the concentra- tion analyzed, using the scale factors Low (1), Medium (2) and High (3). for the State. By allowing and encouraging the participation of stakeholders, understood here as actors in this process, MAPA ensures that their expectations and needs are known, as well as, for all participants, facilitating the existence of a ethical behavior among members of the food production chain, contributing, finally, for the formation of a business intelligence repository. After the intense work of analyzing the concentrations of analytes in the laboratories accredited by PNCRC, experts assign values to each concentration detected, indicating whether they are in accordance with the reference limits established worldwide or if they exceed these limits, using the scale factors "1-According" or "2-Exceeeds". Next, experts establish weights according to the malignant potential of each concentration analyzed, using the scale factors "1-Low", "2-Medium" or "3-High". Thus, as an Technology Concerns In the previous sections it is noted that different types of laboratory tests and techniques are em- ployed to evaluate the risks associated with the 43 different analytes (residues and contaminants) which can be found in milk samples. Among the factors considered in addition to the concentration, or levels of analyte concentration, the frequency recommended for analysis (annual, semiannual, quarterly, monthly, weekly), the origin of the