EFSA is seeking feedback from interested parties on its scientific opinion about the risks to human and animal health related to the presence of chlorinated paraffins in food and feed.
Chlorinated paraffins have been produced since the 1930s for a variety of purposes and are used as additives in lubricants, flame retardants in the rubber industry, and in plastics and sealants, among other uses. Chlorinated paraffins may be released into the environment through product use or improper disposal and therefore may also contaminate food and feed.
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EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the presence of chlorinated paraffins in feed and food. This document presents an estimation of the human dietary exposure to chlorinated paraffins via the consumption of fish, and an assessment of the human health risks related to this dietary exposure. No risk assessment was possible for any of the farm animal species.
The deadline for submitting comments is 17 September 2019