Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins


Part 2 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Harnessing GC-MS to put a stop to POPs

By Khalil Divan

Detection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the food chain is an important task for the food safety industry.

EU project to assess level of contaminants in seafood

Seafood safety on agenda for EU project

By Joseph James Whitworth

An EU project is aiming to assess the contamination risks for seafood from the marine environment and potential affects on human health.

Dioxin dietary exposure falls in Europe: EFSA report

Dioxin dietary exposure falls in Europe: EFSA report

By Jane Joseph

A new EFSA report says that dietary exposure to dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxic chemicals that accumulate in the food chain, has decreased across Europe in recent years.

PCB levels under control

PCB levels under control

Levels of dioxins and dioxin-like environmental pollutants PCBs in
food have fallen by around 50 per cent in the UK over three years,
according to a recent study from food safety agency, the Food
Standards Agency (FSA).


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