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EFSA finds food contaminated by inorganic arsenic and flame retardant is a problem

EFSA has updated the risk assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in food and concluded that it is likely that current dietary exposure to PBDEs in the European population raises a health concern. PBDEs are a class of brominated flame retardants (BFRs). They are human-made chemicals used in a wide variety of products such as plastics, textiles, and electrical and electronic equipment to make them less flammable. PBDEs can leach into the air, water, soil, food, and feed. PBDEs mainly contaminate food of animal origin, such as fish, meat, and milk.

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EFSA has reconfirmed health concerns over inorganic arsenic in food, aligning with its 2009 findings. The European Food Safety Authority has confirmed concerns about the health impact of people's exposure to inorganic arsenic in food, supporting it's previous findings in 2009 on the risks associated with inorganic arsenic in food.
Join us at the International Conference on Contaminants and Residues in Food on 16 and 17 May 2024 where we discuss regulatory developments and scientific findings of the last few months, e.g. on PBDEs, arsenic as well as PFAS and mineral oil.
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