EFSA to reopen opinion on perchlorate in fruit and vegetables

EFSA will re-examine its 2014 scientific opinion on perchlorate in food following confirmation that there was a technical error in the estimation of consumer exposure to perchlorate in the diet.

Meeting in Parma this week, EFSA’s expert Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain committed to re-open the opinion and update its risk assessment as soon as possible. Experts stated that the update would likely result in a change in the estimation of consumer exposure and therefore a revision of its previous final conclusions.

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