Importing food containing contaminants

All products imported into the UK must comply with European Union (EU) law on contaminants.

There are several teams within the Agency that can provide further guidance on; dioxins, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls), PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), inorganic contaminants, organic contaminants, process contaminants, mycotoxins, nitrates in vegetables and also food contact materials. Relevant contacts and contact details for these teams are provided.

Please note: Similar regulations apply to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For further details please contact the devolved Agency offices. Contact details

Chemical contaminants including 
Mycotoxins 
Nitrates in vegetables Inorganic Contaminants and Process Contaminants
Dioxins, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
email: chemical.contaminants@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 0207 276 8000 

Food Contact Materials
email: foodcontactmaterial@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7276 8570

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