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Findings of the EFSA Data Collection on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Food


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Acknowledgement: There was an overwhelming response from Member States to the call for information on PAHs. Eighteen countries submitted results to which we are very grateful. Some Member States went to an extra effort to collect information on products with scarce data. The effort from laboratories in Spain to collect data on cocoa butter was much appreciated as was the effort of the United Kingdom to collect information on food supplements. Of course Germany should also be acknowledged for their excellent testing system providing more than half of the samples for the analysis.
  • Published date: 24 September 2007
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2007-00230