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Environmental contaminants in food - Monitoring 2020

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Final report of the priority action A-904-20

The aim of the focus action was to check the presence of dioxins, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), chlorine pesticides, PFASs (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances), PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) and HBCDDs (hexabromocyclododecanes) in foodstuffs from three selected regions of Austria. 31 samples were examined.

  • The examination for PFAS showed elevated levels in five samples, of which the competent authority was informed.
  • The examination for dioxins, PCBs, chlorine pesticides, PBDEs and HBCDDs did not reveal any abnormalities.

This focus action was a monitoring action.

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Main focus Pollutants

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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