Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

Exposure to chemicals through food is an issue of worldwide concern, said the report by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. © iStock

Irish diet shows signs of chemical exposure, warns FSAI

By Kizzi Nkwocha

The typical diet in Ireland shows worrying signs that consumers could be at risk from exposure to chemicals such as lead, aflatoxins and acrylamide, according to a study by Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Omics approaches in food analysis was another session stream on the final day

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Chromatography is not ‘sexy’ and food contact migration

By Joseph James Whitworth

A call not to forget chromatography when it comes to analysis and work to analyse possible migration of substances in and out of food contact materials were the highlights of the final day of an international event.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is responsible for official controls of LBMs

Norway fish product controls unsatisfactory – EFTA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Controls on live bivalve molluscs (LBMs) in Norway are not fully in line with regulation with limited progress since the last audit, according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) surveillance authority.

Drop in PAHs

Drop in PAHs

Food safety issues may be increasing in Europe but according to a
recent study of people's diets, levels of a group of harmful
chemicals have fallen in food during the past 20 years.


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