EFSA assesses safety of formaldehyde in feed

News in brief
18 February 2014

Formaldehyde is currently used as a feed additive and as a preservative for skimmed milk intended for pigs. In their risk assessment, EFSA’s experts concluded that while there is no health risk for consumers exposed to this substance through the food chain, its inhalation may cause cancer. Appropriate measures should be taken to reduce worker exposure to feed containing formaldehyde.