• September 18, 2020
  • EFSA

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft risk assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances in food


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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on a draft scientific opinion on the risk to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances in food. This draft scientific opinion was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel), supported by the Working Group on Perfluoroalklyated substances in food. The draft opinion was endorsed by the CONTAM Panel for public consultation on 30 January 2020. The written public consultation was open from 24 February until 20 April 2020. EFSA received comments from 25 different interested parties. EFSA and its CONTAM Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The present report contains the comments received and explains the way they have been considered for finalisation of the Opinion. The Opinion was adopted at the CONTAM Plenary meeting on 9 July 2020 and published in the EFSA Journal.

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