We also examined the levels of cadmium in these foods. Cadmium is a heavy metal that is absorbed by plants through the soil. New maximum levels were set for cadmium in the previous year, and 40 foodstuffs already complied with them. Two foods had a cadmium content that is no longer permitted as of the end of February due to this change in the maximum levels.
Focus on opium alkaloids and cadmium in poppy seeds and bakery products with poppy seeds