Governments back EU limits on PAH in food

EU governments have approved limits on levels of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in vegetable oils and other foods. The decision by a committee of member state representatives was welcomed by EU health commissioner David Byrne. Environmental pollution - for example from traffic, industry and oil spills - is an important source of contamination. However, processing techniques such as smoking and drying tend to produce much higher levels of PAH in particular foods. See press release.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.