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New FDA import alert for food products with chemical contaminants


Mar 21, 2024

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new Import alert for human food products with detectable levels of chemical contaminants that may present a safety concern to human health. The Import Alert 99-48, "Detention without Physical Examination of Foods Due to Chemical Contamination", gives the FDA the ability to help prevent entry of human food products into the U.S. if they are found to be contaminated with a broad range of human-made chemicals including benzene, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), among others.

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