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Food Safety

Furan has been identified in a number of foodstuffs that undergo heat treatment such as canned and jarred foodstuffs. A report on provisional findings on furan in food has been compiled by EFSA. EFSA funded further research on furan. Two reports of EFSA funded projects on furan are available:

On March 2007 the Commission adopted a Recommendation on the monitoring of the presence of furan in foodstuffs. Furan data following this monitoring recommendation are currently being collected by EFSA. EFSA has published reports with the monitoring results, the most updated monitoring report dating from 2011 compiling the monitoring results collected between 2004 and 2010. (2011 report)

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