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Chemical contamination

Business guidance

Vacuum packaging

How to vacuum pack your chilled food products safely as a business, manufacturer or retailer.

Persistent organic pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a type of contaminant that can enter the food chain from the environment. We outline common properties of POPs, presence of POPs in food and industry guidance.

Acrylamide legislation

Information on the measures concerning acrylamide levels in food, guidance for food business operators and benchmark levels for monitoring acrylamide levels in different food categories.

Chemical contaminants

We are responsible for making sure that chemicals are not present in food at levels that would be of concern. We carry out research and surveillance and using that information, we can enforce controls to prevent chemical contaminants entering the food chain.

Consumer guidance

BPA in plastic

What Bisphenol A (BPA) is and the research and evidence that supports our understanding of BPA.

2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP)

The dangers of DNP and the National Food Crime Unit's role in reducing the health risk to the public.

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